BART redecorates, ditches old schedules and maps


Yesterday was apparently BART’s big schedule and map purge. We didn’t immediately notice the difference between the old maps and the new ones that have replaced them, but BART rider Eric Fischer noted on Twitter that there was less glare and Caltrain was now properly capitalized (see below). Either way, we’re glad to see that the old maps were recycled, if they aren’t gonna give them away to transit geeks. BTW, know any?

Photo by Eric Fischer

Transit News: BRT in SF, Muni driver restrooms, 9-San Bruno improvements, BART station makeovers

Photo by Jason Schlachet

  • BRT expert sees room for improvement on SF system (SF Examiner)
  • Bath­rooms offer relief for Muni drivers (SFBay)
  • Bulb-outs, other traffic measures to help cut 9-San Bruno travel time (SF Examiner)
  • Muni Implements Changes to Multiple Bus Lines (SF Appeal)
  • Public can weigh in on BART stations improvements in SF (SF Examiner)

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

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


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

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)