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Twin Peaks Tunnel reopens

August 28, 2018 News

The Twin Peaks Tunnel reopened on Saturday just in time to ease the way for the horde of commuters returning to SF State. Even better news for commuters, trains can travel 10 mph faster through the 2.2-mile tunnel since replacing the tracks lifted the tunnel’s speed restriction while keeping trains running reliably, according to the ...

Expensive city, expensive commute

February 7, 2018 Life 2 Comments

Not all students at SF State have the luxury of living on campus or even in San Francisco. Students travel from all over the Bay Area, including Alameda, Marin and Sonoma County. Only about 4,000 students live on campus, according to SF State’s Strategic Marketing and Communications. Students who commute don’t have to face the ...

Shuttle lines remain long despite MUNI line passes provided by GatorPass

October 30, 2017 News

Midway through this semester, students riding SF State shuttles are experiencing longer wait times on campus than in the past, even with the new Gator Pass provided earlier this semester. Students can usually wait anywhere between five to 15 minutes for a shuttle, but lately have been waiting up to 30 minutes. SF State business ...

Pricey commute for North Bay students

September 20, 2017 Opinion 1 Comment

For Eden Yohannes, coming to SF State from Petaluma can cost up to $26 a day. She and other students from the North Bay often commute because they cannot afford to live in San Francisco and have opted to live with their families outside the city. Commuting to SF State comes with a series of ...

Gator Pass: Good for some, not for all

August 23, 2017 News

After over a year of either anticipation or anger about an upcoming increase in student fees, the SF State Gator Pass is now officially in effect. The Gator Pass, which doubles as a student ID card and Clipper card, provides free, unlimited rides on Muni buses and light rails and a 25 percent discount off ...

Students face long lines to pick up new Gator Pass

May 9, 2017 Life News 2 Comments

A line overflowed outside the Cesar Chavez Student Center as students waited to pick up their Gator Pass made available for the first time Monday afternoon. The pass, which becomes effective in the fall, doubles as a Clipper card and student ID, gives students unlimited free MUNI rides (excluding cable cars) and a 25 percent ...

Muni needs to improve reliability

April 5, 2017 Opinion

I was recently standing on the corner of 45th Street and Sloat Avenue in the unusually warm San Francisco air -— with small beads of sweat forming on the back of my neck and around 15 pounds of camera equipment in tow. I was patiently waiting for the 57 bus when it completely drove past ...

Students approve Gator Pass for Fall 2017

May 2, 2016 News

SF state students voted nearly 3-to-1 in favor of the Gator Pass after the student elections April 11-15. Students will have unlimited access to the Muni buses and light rails of San Francisco as well as receive at least a 25 percent discount on BART rides to and from the Daly City station. It was a combined effort of ...

L train changes anger Sunset residents

April 5, 2016 News 1 Comment

Residents and shop owners alike in the Sunset District’s Taraval Street have collected signatures opposing the proposed changes to the train stops in the area. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is proposing a number of changes for the L Taraval designed to improve safety in the area. Taraval Street is one of the streets in ...

Public transportation safety concerns pose issues for SF State

March 2, 2016 News

The University Police Department and Parking and Transportation have created a new policy after the California Highway Patrol recently conducted routine inspections on several of the campus shuttle buses provided by Transmetro. This is one of the many safety concerns being worked on among several recent security flaws throughout San Francisco. The CHP discovered that several shuttles had broken axles as a ...

Muni train derails near SF State, causing delays

February 12, 2016 News

A Muni train carrying six passengers derailed Friday morning on 19th Avenue near SF State, leading to a temporary shutdown of the station. “No one was injured in the M train derailment at the Muni stop at 19th and Holloway avenues,” said San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman Paul Rose. It’s still unclear how the ...

SFMTA looks to community for feedback on 19th Avenue project

February 5, 2016 News 1 Comment

The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency had its first public meeting of 2016 at the Seven Hills Conference Center to discuss the 19th Avenue/M Ocean View Project, which plans to realign the M-Ocean View Muni line in order to accommodate the growing SF State population and make 19th Avenue safer and more accessible. “Our overall goal is to ...

Muni improvements assure faster commute for students

April 28, 2015 News 2 Comments

Additional reporting done by Steve Calderon  As the Municipal Transit Agency service improvements rolled out across the city Saturday, SF State sophomore Andrea Rios said she waited nearly half an hour at the intersection of 19th and Holloway avenues for the 28 bus to arrive. The changes are part of Muni Forward, a campaign to improve service for some ...

University progresses on path to discounted transit passes

April 15, 2015 News

The commute from Fairfax to campus costs linguistics major Alexander Williams $6 each way, and compounded over dozens of trips every semester, the expense has become a strain for which he would welcome assistance. SF State students and administration have discussed implementing a transit pass over the years, but despite neighboring institutions like University of San ...

Recent luxury bus lines beneficial for future of transportation

March 31, 2015 Opinion

San Francisco is a place of opportunity. While some move here to start a business, others move for the plentiful jobs this metropolis has to offer. The opportunity to live out the American dream of starting something new and different should never be shamed, nor frowned upon. But for some reason, individuals that come up ...

M-Ocean View line underground proposal has high cost, no definite gain

April 8, 2014 Opinion

A faster commute between campus and downtown is a nice thought, but building a subway through 19th Avenue is a pipe dream. The project is designed with good intentions but completely impractical. Students will not benefit soon enough and the money could better be used elsewhere. Not to mention that tunneling underneath the M-Ocean View ...

SFMTA may cut stops from the 28 line

March 6, 2014 News

Sophomore Kinesology major Rodney Torres boards a 28 bus at the bus stop at the top of campus on 19th Avenue heading toward Fort Mason Monday, March 10. Photo by Tony Santos / Xpress The SFMTA is making changes to the 28 and 28L bus lines, which they hope will increase speed and efficiency. Some ...

ASI members work towards affordable public transportation

February 18, 2014 News

Students enter the M-line train on 19th Avenue Tuesday, Feb. 18. ASI is proposing a new student fee to help subsidize transportation costs for students. Photo by Ryan Leibrich / Xpress Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is seeking to bring about an initiative that would allow for an SF State student discount pass on public transportation. ...

Woman drives onto 19th Avenue Muni tracks, causes M line delay

October 16, 2013 2 Comments

SF State faculty and students’ commute was delayed earlier tonight due to a stuck car on the Muni tracks at 19th Avenue and Crespi Drive. An unidentified 49-year-old woman drove her car onto the light rail tracks along 19th Avenue as she crossed Junipero Serra Boulevard headed northbound. The woman said she panicked and sped ...

City proposes Muni M-line to run under Parkmerced, extend to Daly City BART

October 1, 2013 News 6 Comments

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) proposed the elimination of parking spaces along 19th Avenue to make room for a new M-Ocean View Muni line that would run underground through Parkmerced, during a meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23. Two conceptual designs, revealed by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA), would each run the M-Ocean View line ...

Muni employees rack up $100,000 in overtime hours

January 28, 2013

Doubling one’s salary in overtime hours is a dream for some — but for a few San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency workers, it is a reality. According to the San Francisco Controller’s Office, which oversees the city’s accounting and auditing, a handful of SFMTA employees made more than $100,000 in overtime alone. One SFMTA electronic ...

Muni to launch new line for 5-Fulton during spring

November 28, 2012

After a long day of school, business major Justin Helzberg wants to get home so he can kick off his shoes, doze off for an hour and catch up on homework. However, waiting for the 5-Fulton means it’s going to be a rough ride home. “I get on towards the end of the line,”  Helzberg, ...

Clipper transfer charging issue alleviated for commuter students

October 30, 2012

BART is trying to do away with the old yellow paper transfers to Muni, but some passengers are wary of recent charging issues with Clipper. People who arrive at Daly City BART are offered free round-trip transfers to complete their commutes to SF State on the Muni 28/28L. The free transfers were originally available on ...

BART sees record-breaking ridership in September

September 24, 2012

As students from SF State and other schools throughout the Bay Area are back in session, BART, Muni and Caltrain have seen a spike in ridership in September, marking a record-breaking year for public transportation. This year BART saw nine days of the highest ridership ever recorded. On the average weekday, the Bay Area’s largest transit ...