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Supervisor proposes first public bank in SF

Eliza Flynn
November 19, 2019
Filed under City

Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer proposed that San Francisco creates a task force to oversee the formation of a citywide public bank to help fund projects that benefit the public and address local issues. The “Public Bank Planning Task Force” would comprise nine seats, seven appointed by the Board of ...

Transit agency proposes 19th Avenue subway option, station at SF State campus

Michael Barba
April 8, 2014
Filed under News

The San Francisco County Transit Agency (SFCTA) recommended Monday in a feasibility study that transportation planners opt for a longer subway from Ocean Avenue near St. Francis Circle to SF State, rather than the shorter subway alternative previously considered. Sustainable Streets, a division of ...

ASI members work towards affordable public transportation

ASI members work towards affordable public transportation

Brian Donovan
February 18, 2014
Filed under News

Students enter the M-line train on 19th Avenue Tuesday, Feb. 18. ASI is proposing a new student fee to help subsidize transportation costs for students. Photo by Ryan Leibrich / Xpress Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is seeking to bring about an initiative that would allow for an SF State student dis...

Hackathon community uses brainpower to create apps that improve public transportation

Hackathon community uses brainpower to create apps that improve public transportation

Ellie Loarca
October 22, 2012
Filed under News

There is a love-hate relationship when it comes to transportation in San Francisco. This past weekend, close to 120 people gathered to put their brains together to create an optimal system that will bring the love back to a draining commute. The Hattery in the South of Market District hosted the weeke...

San Francisco plans to add 900 new parking meters in Mission Bay

San Francisco plans to add 900 new parking meters in Mission Bay

Noemy Mena
September 5, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

Drivers, start digging under those couch cushions because soon that spare change could be needed to feed the hundreds of new meters set for installation in San Francisco. “This plan is meant to provide effective parking management that makes parking available, eases congestion and allows Muni to run...

San Francisco looks to improve taxi service

San Francisco looks to improve taxi service

Ana Preza
May 16, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

San Francisco city officials are working on ways to ease the pain of hailing a cab and finding inventive ways to improve taxi service. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is focusing on ways to address concerns to make more cabs available, especially in areas where Muni is not as acce...

Department of Transportation conducting study on 19th Avenue congestion

Department of Transportation conducting study on 19th Avenue congestion

Natasha Artavia
November 7, 2011
Filed under Uncategorized

It’s no surprise to students at SF State that 19th Avenue is just a wee bit chaotic. Between dodging impatient traffic if you’re a pedestrian, coasting on your bike down Holloway into campus or getting on and off any one Muni line, or circling like a shark for a chance at free all-day parking mere feet away from campus, that stretch of highway is as prob...

Central Subway Project to ease commuting woes in San Francisco

Michael Huber
September 25, 2011
Filed under News

Commuting in San Francisco can be challenging, especially during rush hour when having to transfer to a different bus line. The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency hopes to decrease the stress and pressure of commuting by opening up a new central subway line within the next seven years; however the cos...

Muni to add new streetcar route for America's Cup

Muni to add new streetcar route for America's Cup

Katherine Yau
January 31, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

The San Francisco Municipal Public Transportation Agency plans to extend public transportation to funnel the influx of foot traffic during the America’s Cup races summer 2013, with test runs of the new lines this summer according to SFMTA Urban Planning Initiatives Manager Peter Albert. “The ...

No more private cars on Market Street

Corey Browning
November 2, 2019
Filed under City, News

Market Street, San Francisco’s busiest pedestrian, bicycle and transit corridor, will soon be free from private vehicles, with wide protected bike lanes, larger sidewalks and sped-up transit lines from the Embarcadero to Gough Street.  Better Market Street, the project to completely renov...

November Ballot Breakdown

Juan Carlos Lara, Staff
October 29, 2019
Filed under City

The following is a distillation of the six local ballot measures that will appear on the upcoming ballot for the Nov. 5 election, sourced primarily from the text of the measures.   Proposition A: San Francisco Bond Issue for Affordable Housing If Prop. A passes, the city will issue $600 mill...

Traffic safety measures introduced amid fatalities

Traffic safety measures introduced amid fatalities

Corey Browning
September 9, 2019
Filed under City, Latest, Life, News

Mayor London Breed announced a package of traffic safety projects Aug. 29 aimed at curbing the climbing number of vehicle-related fatalities on San Francisco streets this year. The safety measures, described in a press release, would expand traffic enforcement, make crosswalks more visible and len...

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