Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Muni

Rachel Hyden, inaugural Executive Director of the San Francisco Transit Riders. Photo: Streetsblog/Rudick

Q&A with Rachel Hyden, San Francisco Transit Riders’ New Executive Director

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The San Francisco Transit Riders (SFTR) has hired its first Executive Director, Rachel Hyden. “We did a thorough search…and interviewed many good people,” said Thea Selby, SFTR chair, in the official announcement made last week. “Hiring Executive Director Hyden means that we have the capacity to reach out to more diverse riders around the city and be […]
Image: MTC website

Clipper Update and the Potential to Rationalize Fares

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Yesterday evening, at the San Francisco Transit Rider’s new digs on Folsom Street in downtown, Sara Barz of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Arielle Fleisher, with the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), gave presentations about the move to replace the Clipper fare-collection system with a new generation of technology […]
A pedestrian was struck at Phelan Loop/Ocean yesterday evening. Photo: Streetsblog/Rudick

Pedestrian Hit at Ocean/Phelan Loop

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Yesterday evening around six I was waiting on the Ocean and Lee K-Ingleside inbound Muni platform, looking east, when I saw a man dash across Ocean from the direction of the Phelan loop. He was struck by an SUV, propelled some five feet into the air, and landed on the streetcar tracks about a car's length from the point of impact.