transportation

Electric scooters to return to city streets

September 17, 2018 News

After a rocky start in San Francisco, electric scooter rentals will soon be back on city streets thanks to a pilot program that’s tentatively granting two companies permission to operate. The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (SFMTA) on Aug. 30 granted one-year permits to two companies, Skip and Scoot, to temporarily re-launch electric scooter rentals ...

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 ...

Emerging Electric Skateboard Scene at SF State

October 9, 2017 Multimedia

Students whizzing around on electric skateboards are becoming more of a common sight at SF State. The latest e-boards are proving to be legitimate modes of transportation while being fun in a way that differentiates them from their non electric counterparts. Students who have incorporated the e-board into their daily commute share their experience.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

New shuttles shorten students’ wait time for daily commute

December 3, 2013 News 1 Comment

Last month, the University invested $83,000 to add two additional shuttles to the fleet that transports students from the Daly City BART station to campus, in order to accommodate the growing commuter population at SF State. SF State’s shuttle service is available to students and faculty who commute from Daly City BART and runs Monday ...

The end of the BART strike frees Bay Area from commuting stress

October 22, 2013

The BART strike is over and the 30,000 students, faculty and staff at SF State, along with the rest of the Bay Area, can finally rest easy knowing trains will keep running. The announcement Monday of a tentative agreement between BART unions and management brought an end to months of arguments between the two sides ...

SF State endures day one of BART strike

October 18, 2013

Friday, commuters across the Bay Area awoke to the painful realization that this was day one of a BART strike. Union representatives announced Thursday night their employees would walk off the job after a 28-hour marathon negotiation ended at an impasse. Both sides traded jabs Friday and accused the other side of being at fault ...

Transit talks continue to threaten students’ commutes

October 15, 2013 News

SF State students and faculty, along with the rest of the Bay Area, anxiously await the outcome of the BART negotiations as labor talks continue to drag on and commuters consider alternate transit options. Meanwhile, the University continues to make contingency plans for students caught in the middle of the transit labor struggle. “Knowing the ...

BART strike threatens students’ Friday commute

October 8, 2013 News

As labor talks continue between BART management and its unions, commuters across the Bay Area look for different ways to commute — and that includes SF State students like 24-year-old Danielle Hodge, biology major. Hodge is one of more than 400,000 daily BART riders whose daily commute is threatened by the ongoing labor talks, as unions ...