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5 Things You May Experience on the 5R: Straight From a Devoted Muni Rider

You can almost always count on Muni to be a hot, hot mess. (Especially on those days temperatures reach a record breaking 69 degrees.) However, with countless stops and endless routes, Muni provides a cheap and truly accessibly opportunity to experience all San Francisco has to offer. Hop on the 22 Fillmore in the Marina […]

NYE Reminder: SFMTA Offers Free MUNI Throughout The Night

Yes, you read our headline right. The SFMTA has released a press statement that for the 20th consecutive year in a row, MUNI and it’s umbrella transportation will be free for rider on NYE. Due to the annual surge pricing of both Uber and Lyft, SFMTA is encouraging riders to take a bus home after […]

We Made Friends With A MUNI Officer And Learned A Thing Or Two From Their Point Of View

By chanced meeting and reporter-style sweaty palms, we approached an off-duty MUNI officer to ask some questions that we’ve (the editors) all been wondering. Of course, we’ve all avoided fare out of sheer forgetfulness, lack of funds, or because paying essentially three dollars doesn’t appeal highly on the latter of things to do. But it’s […]

Piss Be Damned: BART and Muni Unveil Elevator Attendant Program

Of course, the photo is just a dramatization—but for serious, BART and Muni answer the age old question: why does it smell like piss in here? And for anyone who has to use a wheelchair full-time, you know the pain and struggles of going into an unkempt public transportation elevator, only to encounter fecal and […]

The Public Transportation Diet: Eliminating MUNI, BART, And Metro From My Life For A Week

New Years resolutions are all about taking new steps, different directions, and dieting aspects of our lives out. In the spirit of trying new things and getting ourselves out of our comfort zone, I (Anthony, EIC) for one week did a transportation diet. Where I eliminated public transportation in favor for Uber, Lyft, and Zipcar. […]

A Canvas for Muni Art: These New Tickets Have Entered Art Territory

If you’ve bought one of the tickets from one of MUNI’s new Muni fareboxes, you may have noticed that the back sides feature some beautiful artwork. These works are from the winners of the inaugural year of Muni Art, and were displayed on 50 Muni buses in 2016. As the MTA starts to roll out […]

How Politics Could Learn From An Hour Commute On The Muni

Art by Andy Stattmiller, via Muni Diaries Let’s face it — a long commute gives you time to think, to think deeply about issues and topics you would otherwise not. In the sad state of our political climate right now, one asks, how do we make this better? While sitting on Muni, I made parallels between […]

Stalled Muni Car Causes Tunnel Evacuation

Photo/SFMTA In case you weren’t aware, evacuations are still a thing that don’t only happen in safety videos. One track yesterday outside the Van Ness station at 1 p.m. stalled on the line between stations going west, prompting an evacuation on foot through the tunnel. In our heads, we’ve always wanted to explore the tunnels […]

These New Muni Trains Are SO SEXY & You’ll Be Able To Ride Them in 2028

<img data-orig-width="1588" data-orig-height="1000" src="http://static1.squarespace.com/static/58393163bebafb6551265dd9/583932e357bf42f996cea64b/5839330c57bf42f996ceb10e/1480145379604/tumblr_inline_ocdolg49U91qcg0hm_540.jpg billion purchase will allow for the phasing out of the current Breda cars — which, according to the paper, were purchased in 1996 and are considered unreliable. Who would of thunk huh? Seattle Seahawk colors that the BART redesign is currently sporting. “We took a long view,” SFMTA’s transit director John […]

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