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Train Passengers Too Distracted By Smartphones To Notice Gunman

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.09.2013 | Technology

While smartphones have been used as a civilian tool for reporting crime, recent footage from a San Francisco murder scene has safety officials more co...

WATCH: This Video Manages To Make The N-Judah Beautiful

Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.21.2013 | San Francisco

Complaining about Muni is such a ubiquitous and long-standing past-time in San Francisco that legendary San Francisco columnist Herb Caen used to call...

Aaron Sankin

Guess How Much Muni Delays Cost The City Each Year?

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.28.2013 | San Francisco

How much money do rush-hour delays on Muni cost the city of San Francisco each year? According to a report released by the San Francisco Municipal...

PHOTOS: Check Out Muni Through The Years!

Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.15.2013 | San Francisco

In the nearly century and a half since San Francisco's first cable car completed its inaugural run down Clay Street, the city's public transit system ...

Free Muni For Kids!

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.28.2013 | San Francisco

Starting Friday, low- and middle-income kids in San Francisco will be able to ride the city's pubic transportation system for free as part of an $8.7 ...

Aaron Sankin

New Report Slams Muni's Multiple Failures

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.01.2013 | San Francisco

Some San Francisco Muni drivers received multiple paid birthdays off last year. Which would appear to suggest something fishy when compared to the ave...

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Will SF's Building Boom Cause A Muni Meltdown?

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.24.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- After decades of scant development, a barrage of new housing units are slated to be built in San Francisco at a furious pace, accordi...

Free Muni This Week!

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.27.2012 | San Francisco

Usually when people talk about "free Muni," they're thinking programs to subsidize fares for low-income youth or what happens when you sneak on the bu...

Free Muni For Kids Approved

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.05.2012 | San Francisco

Following a vote of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's Board of Directors, low-income youth will be able to ride the city's public tr...

America's Least Reliable Bus System?

This article comes to us courtesy of The Bay Citizen. By Zusha Elinson For the first time in more than a decade, the San Francisco Municipal Tra...

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Report: 'Disrespectful To Riders' And 'Systematic Failure'

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 08.10.2012 | San Francisco

In a scathing report entitled Dumped In The Rain After Dark, a San Francisco civil grand jury slammed Muni's use of "switchbacks," calling the practic...

The Muni Nightmare That Wasn't

Carly Schwartz | Posted 07.16.2012 | San Francisco

Commuters reeled with the news that a group of activists planned to shut down Muni lines throughout San Francisco Monday morning in protest. But Monda...

Man Fined $125 For Being Short 5 Cents

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.12.2012 | Business

In the real life version of the famous folk song “M.T.A.,” a San Francisco man ended up being fined more than $100 all because he didn’t have ...

PHOTOS: What Do You Think Of Muni's New Look?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.17.2012 | San Francisco

Given how SF Weekly recently reported about Muni's urgent need to get its house in order, San Francisco's beleaguered transit agency really shouldn't ...

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PHOTOS: Muni Celebrates 100 Years In Style

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.05.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Almost exactly 100 after San Francisco Mayor James Rolph Jr. piloted the first ever Muni streetcar on its inaugural journey down Gear...

Aaron Sankin

Is Free Muni For Kids Actually Happening?

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.05.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- At a meeting on Tuesday afternoon, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's Board of Directors approved two controversial ...

Is Muni FINALLY Getting Faster?

Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.21.2012 | San Francisco

As The Huffington Post aptly observed last December, it ain't easy being Muni. San Francisco's public transportation agency has been plagued by bal...

PHOTOS: Check Out Muni's New Anti-iPhone Theft Campaign

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.14.2012 | San Francisco

A recent report by Muni revealed that while crime is down in general on public transit, theft -- mainly theft of those pretty smartphones and tablets ...

Aaron Sankin

PHOTOS: 100 Years Of Muni

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.22.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco's beleaguered transportation agency always seems to be at a bit of crossroads these days--with funding cuts, budget deficits and reduced...

WATCH: Guess Who Has The Greenest Transportation System In The World?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.27.2012 | San Francisco

As has been previously noted, it ain't easy being Muni. SFMTA often takes a lot of flack for stuff like lackluster service and high operating cost...

Muni Shut Down After SUV Drives Through Tunnel

AP | Posted 03.20.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Thursday over allegations he shut down San Francisco's subway system f...

'This Planning Process Is Flawed': New Report Slams Muni For Internal Dysfunction

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.16.2011 | San Francisco

An external audit of Muni released earlier this week had some harsh words for San Francisco's beleaguered transportation agency. Last year, the Boa...

Will Muni Raise Its Prices Again?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.11.2012 | San Francisco

Fact: Muni needs money. The San Francisco transit system is facing a deficit of $23 million this year, which jumps to $34 million for the fiscal ye...

Movement To Make Muni Free For Kids Gains Momentum

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.21.2011 | San Francisco

A rally on the steps of City Hall Tuesday drew approximately 150 people calling on San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to institute a progra...

WATCH: Muni Fight Ends In Pepper Spray And Perplexing Nudity (NSFW)

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.19.2011 | San Francisco

Any time a veteran San Francisco Muni rider hops onto a city bus, in the back of their mind they're always kind of expecting something ridiculous to h...