BART

Transit News: Muni on-time, shuttles, pols must ride Muni, Van Ness BRT hearing

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Photo by sarahann211

  • Time to tie pay to Muni’s on-time performance (SF Examiner)
  • Owner of Private Commuter Shuttle to Be Charged After Bus Blocks J-Church (CBS Bay Area)
  • Mayor, Board of Supervisors Actually Required By Law to Ride Muni (SFist)
  • Muni sickout: Too ill to work, but just fine for payday (Matier and Ross)
  • Muni returns to school schedules as SFUSD year begins (SF Examiner)
  • Public Hearing Friday For Van Ness Rapid Transit Project (Hoodline)
  • It’s a race for two BART director seats in November; two others get a free ride (Contra Costa County Times)

Everything annoying about tech hipsters on SF transit in one pic

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There you have it, folks. We can wrap this thing up and call it an era. The winner at losing has settled the score once and for all.

Via BART rider John: “Everything annoying about tech hipsters on SF transit in one pic: bringing your own bouncy-ball chair onto BART.”

It was quite a ride, wasn’t it?

Transit News: Muni population-based funding, Muni fare cheats, Market Street transit-only lanes, BART infrastructure grant

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Photo by Vasile Cotovanu

  • Muni Funding Measure Based on Population Added to November Ballot (SF Appeal)
  • Debris from Muni wire strikes S.F. pedestrian (SFGate)
  • Fare cheats targeting back doors on Muni (KTVU)
  • SFMTA Rolling Out “Red Carpet” Transit-Only Lanes On Market (SF Appeal)
  • $17.4 million grant to enhance security of BART’s critical infrastructure (KTVU)
  • Proposed: Traffic Signal For Intersection Of Church And Cesar Chavez Streets (Noe Valley SF blog)

BART map from ye not-too-distant dayes

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Funny how the recent past can look so dang old. Full-size image here.

BART rider Charles sent this relic. Here’s what he had to say:

This is a severely beaten BART map found at Powell, circa late ’90s-early 2000s, as it still shows extensions to Baypoint and Dublin still under construction. I spotted this not too long ago, though I think the only reason that it was around was that they seemed to be changing all the advertisements in the station that night. I’m not entirely sure on that though, so it may still be up there. I wonder whether any French tourists got confused.

Easy answer: Yes, tourists are confused. Hella.

This reminds me of how, every time we’re at Powell, Tara looks for the super-secret door that used to lead up to Woolworth’s.

Beer via BART

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Image: SF Chronicle

Thirsty, anyone?

Tim O’Rourke at the SF Chronicle posted this nifty map of several Bay Area brew pubs easily accessible by BART, based in part on a list of places to drink beer near BART an its 44 Bay Area stations. The idea is (duh) to let BART be your DD as you sample sudsy deliciousness all over the Bay Area. Sounds like a nifty idea to me.

Click here for a larger version of the map above.

Check out BeerbyBART for an exhaustive list.

mmm, beer.