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826 Valencia's Student-Journalists Weigh-in on Free Speech, Three Strikes Law

826 Valencia | Posted 07.09.2013 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

Under California's Three Strikes law, petty thieves and shoplifters don't get a strike against them and aren't charged for life; but it wasn't always like this. Before, it was the opposite.

You May Finally Be Able To Catch A Cab In SF

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.17.2013 | San Francisco

Getting a cab in San Francisco may soon become a bit easier following the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's decision earlier this week t...

Aaron Sankin

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...

Parking Just Got A Whole Lot Worse

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.03.2013 | San Francisco

How is this coming Sunday in San Francisco different from all other previous Sundays in San Francisco? January 6 will be the first Sunday in histo...

Will The Central Subway Project Be Derailed Forever?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.12.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco's $1.6 billion Central Subway project has been the source of heated controversy since it was given its first approvals over a decade ago...

Aaron Sankin

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...

Aaron Sankin

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

Wiggle Redesign Puts Bikers Vs. Parking Spots

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.03.2012 | San Francisco

Only in San Francisco could there be multiple controversies about something so simple as a bike lane. The iconic Wiggle route between downtown and...

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...

SF's Bike-Sharing Program Is Almost Here!

Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.05.2012 | San Francisco

Good news, everyone! Bike sharing may become a reality in San Francisco as soon as this summer. In concert with the Bay Area Air Quality Management...

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: Think You Could Do A Better Job Of Running The Muni?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.02.2012 | San Francisco

There's at least one moment in every Muni rider's life when they think to themselves, "I could run a transit system better than this." But here's t...

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...

Back On Track: Controversial Central Subway Project Takes Big Step Forward

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.19.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco's controversial Central Subway project moved one step closer to completion this week when the city got a crucial okay from the federal g...

Market Street Is No Place for Cars

Michael Portanova | Posted 03.20.2012 | San Francisco
Michael Portanova

For twenty years, people have been tossing around the idea of closing Market to private vehicle traffic and creating a vibrant public space in its stead, but the issue has only recently grown ripe for serious consideration.


'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...

San Francisco Parking Meter Prices To Undergo Major Overhaul

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.05.2011 | San Francisco

For the second time since the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) implemented its SFpark program earlier this year, the agency is ad...

WATCH: Artists Versus Muni: Artists Fight Marina Extension

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.30.2011 | San Francisco

A group of street artists along Beach Street near Fisherman's Wharf have won a major victory in their fight to stop a proposed extension of Muni's F-M...

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...

Aaron Sankin

Is A Car-Free Market Street Possible?

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.14.2011 | San Francisco

Board of Supervisors President and mayoral hopeful David Chiu has introduced a resolution urging the city to do more to limit the numer of private aut...

Behind San Francisco's Latest Move To Save MUNI Money

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.12.2011 | San Francisco

Starting this fall, some of the operators driving Muni buses will only be working for the transit agency part-time. These new drivers are the legac...

Dennis Herrera Slams Central Subway Project He Previously Supported

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.08.2011 | San Francisco

"Fiascos aren't born that way," wrote Dennis Herrera. "They typically grow from the seeds of worthy ideas and their laudable promise is betrayed in su...

Will Muni Become Easier To Board -- And Harder To Sneak On?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.07.2011 | San Francisco

By some estimates, fare evaders cost Muni up to $20 million each year. That's only slightly less than the average budget deficit the agency has run an...

Aaron Sankin

Muni: Now Even Slower Than Before

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.02.2011 | San Francisco

It's not easy being Muni. Like an angsty tween, San Francisco's very own transit agency has been going though a lot of changes lately and, as a re...