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AB: Southland Transportation Takes Over Calgary Regional Transit

Southland Transportation is taking over regional transit in the Calgary area as the quasi-governmental agency responsible for co-ordination across municipalities shuts down.

SFMTA and Supervisor Cohen to Work Closely with Community in Identifying Transportation Priorities

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has joined District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen to announce it has been awarded $292,000 in state funding to develop a community-based transportation plan.

Transportation agencies can monetize IoT when data becomes the new oil

GUEST: The transportation industry is on the verge of unprecedented change. Slowly but surely, city and state governments, municipalities, and transportation agencies are introducing technologies powered by the Internet of Things (IoT). Show More Summary

Costs to upgrade Muni’s Sunset Tunnel soar — partly thanks to neighbors

Work to strengthen and modernize Muni’s Sunset Tunnel will end up costing $4 million more than planned — due in part to neighbors’ complaints about noise and late-night work. The Municipal Transportation Agency board voted Tuesday to...Show More Summary

Corrections, Jan. 5

Traffic deaths hit record low in S.F., Jan. 4, Bay Area, D6 A story that started on page D1 misstated the number of traffic improvement projects implemented by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency in 2017. The correct number is 700. Also, a graphic accompanying the story gave an incorrect number of traffic-related deaths in San Francisco in 2009. There were 30.

Advocates, lawmakers urge SFMTA not to split into two agencies

Not everyone is happy with SFMTA—and this time, it’s not because of Muni A group of local transit advocates and lawmakers have joined forces to oppose a proposition to split the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) into...Show More Summary

SF set to become first U.S. city to price metered parking based on demand

Surge pricing could be coming to every parking meter in San Francisco in 2018 under a plan being considered by the Municipal Transportation Agency. Under the proposal each of the city’s 30,200 meters would be subject to hourly rates that vary depending on demand. Show More Summary

Last stop for cannabis advertising on Muni buses, trains, stations and stops

As the cannabis industry takes shape in California, one place it won’t be able to advertise is on San Francisco’s public transportation. The Municipal Transportation Agency’s Board of Directors on Tuesday banned ads for cannabis businesses from the transit system’s buses, trains, cable cars, stations and bus stops. Show More Summary

SFMTA: Residents prefer ride-hailing companies to buses and bikes

Public transit, bike, and pedestrian travel up in yearly survey, but not by much On Tuesday, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) presented the results of its fifth annual transit survey, which found that fewer San Franciscans are getting around via their own cars, opting to catch a ride with Lyft or Uber. Show More Summary

CA: New Regulations for Jitneys Leave Ban on Muni Competition in Flux

The regulations will require private transit to provide wheelchair accessible vehicles and to submit operating data to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, among other new rules.

Divided opinions on North Beach piazza proposal at City Hall meeting

A decadelong and deeply controversial plan to erect an open-air piazza in North Beach was back in the spotlight Tuesday at an informational hearing before the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors that drew...Show More Summary

SFMTA and San Francisco Beautiful Announce Winners for Muni Art 2018

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and San Francisco Beautiful have announced the five winners of the 2018 Muni Art Project.

Graco: transport chief to blame for sinkhole

The transportation secretary declared this week that the Morelos state government, the municipality of Cuernavaca and the principal contractor were to blame for the July 12 sinkhole disaster on the FULL STORY The post Graco: transport chief to blame for sinkhole appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

CA: SF Transit Agency to Vote on $21B Wish List, Including New Subway at West Portal

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors is slated to vote to approve its $21 billion, 20-year capital plan.

No one knew just how many Ubers and Lyfts were out there—until now

In urban areas—and in not so urban areas—around the globe, Uber and Lyft are ubiquitous. But knowing just how many are out there at a given time is a problem that's eluded municipal transportation officials since the ride-hailing services burst onto the scene. That is, until now.

SFMTA approves red bus lanes for Geary

City’s busiest commute line may soon see red On Tuesday the SF Municipal Transportation Agency gave a green light to red lanes on Geary by casting an approving vote for the final Environmental Impact Report of the Geary Bus Rapid Transit...Show More Summary

DMCA Shares Maritime Experience with Abu Dhabi

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) shared its renowned experience in implementing world-class maritime registration and licensing services with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport in Abu Dhabi (DMAT) during their recently held meeting.

Wisconsin Republicans introduce transportation reform bill

A group of Republican legislators is circulating a bill that would impose sweeping reforms on the state Department of Transportation. The measure would repeal prevailing wage laws; allow municipalities to … Click to Continue »

SFMTA Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest is July 13

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has announced it will host the 54th Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest Thursday, July 13, at noon in Union Square.

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