Transportation

BART Board President Calls for Introduction of Regionwide Mask Mandate on Transit

Rebecca Saltzman spoke at a virtual town hall advocating for high-risk riders.

Supervisors to Decide Fate of JFK Drive at Tuesday Meeting

The Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on two competing proposals regarding car access to JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park.

Muni Stays Free for All San Francisco Youth Under Expanded Pilot—for Now

Youth transportation advocates worried a turbulent recovery for SFMTA would kill the hard-fought program.

Go Slow: SFMTA Cuts Speed Limits for a Dozen More Streets 

Citing safety concerns, the transit agency hopes to lower speed limits on many more popular corridors citywide.

Citing Van Ness, Geary Boulevard Merchants Wary of City’s Transit Plans

The city can now get rapid transit done faster, but some merchants worry that a Geary Boulevard project will keep customers away.

CDC Says Two More Weeks of Masking on Transit, At Least

Local transit agencies are likely to follow suit and extend mask mandates through May 3.

War for JFK Drive: How a Museum’s Money Is Shaping the Fight Over San Francisco’s Most Controversial Street

A nonprofit linked to the de Young Museum and San Francisco’s Fines Arts Museums agency has deployed a powerful team of lobbyists to combat a highly motivated group of parents as the fate of JFK Drive hangs in the balance.

If You Can’t Beat ’Em, Join ’Em: Will Ride-Hailing Tech Save the Taxi Industry?

Traditional taxi drivers weigh the pros and cons of a new pilot program, which would allow them to accept rides through Uber, Lyft and other apps.

Chan Proposes Cars Return to JFK Drive—Heading East Only

The proposed ordinance would make JFK a one-way for cars and reopen Conservatory Drive.

No Joke: After Years of Delay, Van Ness BRT Opens to Fanfare

Finally, buses will shuttle transit riders north-south down Van Ness Avenue in a fire-red, car-free center lane.