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What would a San Francisco subway system look like? Maybe a little something like this…

I’m a big fan of Eric’s Transbay Blog. This Eric fellow never fails to impress. A recent post posed this question: if we had all the money in the world to spend on transit (and sometimes it seems like we … Continue reading

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We need more useful transit maps in the Bay Area. Here are a few.

Most transit maps of Bay Area and City transit systems suck. Some are misleading. It seems like everyone that moves to San Francisco checks out the Muni service map (warning, large GIF file) and responds with joy! “Wow, look at … Continue reading

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Transit fun fact: Fillmore Street developed as a commercial zone because of the 1906 quake.

(Photo Credit) Here’s another cool factoid from the amazing (out-of-print) book on the history of the San Francisco Municipal Railway. We know Upper Fillmore Street today as a bustling commercial district with high-end shops and restaurants married closely with its … Continue reading

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Muni Chief Nat Ford on KQED’s Forum

Above: San Francisco Muni Chief Nathaniel “Nat” Ford (left) chats it up with Mayor Gavin Newsom. KQED’s amazing community affairs program “Forum” featured Muni Chief Nat Ford Thursday. Michael Krasny asks some hard questions but didn’t always get great answers. … Continue reading

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Is the Transit Effectiveness Project just expensive City government masturbation?

I attended a presentation by the Transit Effectiveness Project at the November 28th meeting of the Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC). I was excited at the prospect. Finally, the City Controller Office is doing serious work regarding a delinquent, … Continue reading

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The City’s continuing support of MUNI is worse than no-bid Halliburton contracts in Iraq.

Surely, you’re familiar with no-bid contracts in Iraq. The United States federal government and its armed forces awarded numerous reconstruction and basic services contracts with no open competitive bidding processes during the early years of the Iraq War. The most … Continue reading

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Light Rail SMACKDOWN: Dublin’s LUAS vs. SF MUNI’s T-Third

Two world-class cities. Two new light rail lines. Who will take all in the LIGHT RAIL SMACKDOWN? Meet the contenders:

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