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19 Feb 2020

Breed Makes a Push for Paid Sunday Parking Meters

By Jerold Chinn In a letter to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Mayor London Breed is urging the transit agency to step up their original timeline to release congestion pricing recommendations. Both the SFMTA and San Francisco County Transportation Authority are supposed to make those recommendations by the end

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13 Nov 2019

Breed Tapped a New Transit Agency Director to Fix Muni

Mayor London Breed Wednesday tapped a new director of transportation to lead the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.  The mayor and city at large hope Jeffrey Tumlin can do what Ed Reiskin failed to do before him: Fix the damn Muni system. Reiskin resigned in April under intense criticism. Muni

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21 Aug 2019

Chinatown Rose Pak Station: A Rose by Any Other Name

Who knew that seven little letters could incite such emotional response? The name Rose Pak means different things to different people. To some, she was a tireless activist, a power broker with a cause, an inspiration. To others, she was a divisive, foul-mouthed bully. In reality, she was probably both.

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14 Dec 2018

When MUNI Utterly Fails You, What do You do?

Our new column The Wanderer follows young writer Tess F. Stevens through different threads of San Francisco culture, experiences, and issues. She hopes to challenge, connect and define some of the things we find difficult to put into words.  I love San Francisco. It’s a magical city of opportunity, brimming with

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31 Oct 2017

Check to see if SFMTA owes you money, $600k of unclaimed overcharges

Every now and again the SFMTA takes stock of all their overcharges and tries to give the money back to the people.  Last time they let it acrue to more than $6 million dollars in overages until they opened it up to repayments.  Now, if you think you were double

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17 Jun 2016

Muni Finally Retiring Classic Transfers

I collect muni transfers. These elongated multicolored pieces of paper adorn the cork-boards on my walls, sit in piles on my writing desk and are just generally strewn about throughout my house; some date all the way back to 2004, the year I moved to SF. I’ve incorporated them into

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19 Feb 2016

SFMTA Offering Refunds on $6.1 Million in Overcharges

The SFMTA has given notice of approximately $6.1 million in unclaimed funds for overpayment and duplicate payments received for parking and transit citations issued between January 1, 1995 and June 30, 2012.  The deadline to fill out a claim is March 3, 2016!  After that any unclaimed funds will become the property

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29 Jul 2015

An Open Letter to Captain John Sanford of SFPD Park Station

This is an open letter from our friends at the Wigg Party.  We are publishing it because simply put…the Wigg Party is awesome, and this new cop…well, we will let you decide:   Dear Captain Sanford, Hi. You’re new here. Welcome. We realize that you guys get moved around a lot and it takes

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