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News, The Snitch UPDATED Muni Has Facial Detection Technology for its "Traffic Cameras"

UPDATED Muni Has Facial Detection Technology for its "Traffic Cameras"

UPDATE: An earlier version of this post had a headline that said SFTMA wants facial "recognition" technology, when in fact the new "traffic cameras" have merely facial "detection" technology. As in: the cameras can see that you have a…
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News, The Snitch Super Bowl Host Committee Agrees Not to Dismantle Real City Infrastructure to Build Fake City

Super Bowl Host Committee Agrees Not to Dismantle Real City Infrastructure to Build Fake City

In a major victory for people who live and work in the real city of San Francisco, the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee has backed away from a plan to take down Muni wires in order to build a fake…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco is 45 miles away from Santa Clara, where a football game will be played next year

San Francisco is 45 miles away from Santa Clara, where a football game will be played next year

At some point next year, a football game will be played in Santa Clara, Calif., a small town about 45 miles south of San Francisco. In point of fact, football games are played with some regularity in Santa Clara…
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News, The Snitch Stay On Your Side of the Bay This Weekend

Stay On Your Side of the Bay This Weekend

There will be some options for crossing from San Francisco…
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News, The Snitch Uber and Lyft Keep Rideshare Data a Closely Guarded Secret

Uber and Lyft Keep Rideshare Data a Closely Guarded Secret

If you’ve ever wondered how many Ubers and Lyfts are on San Francisco streets at a given time, you’re not alone but you are out of luck. Both rideshare companies keep such data under wraps, probably because they’re embroiled…
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News, The Snitch Leap Bus Put up for Auction: Is the Startup Dead?

Leap Bus Put up for Auction: Is the Startup Dead?

Is Leap Transit dead? The embattled luxury Muni-alternative that launched to great fanfare this spring before facing a backlash around handicap accessibility ceased operating on May 19 after the California Public Utilities Commission issued it a cease and desist order. …
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News, The Snitch Supes Take Muni, Selfies for #OnBoardSF 22 Day Muni Challenge

Supes Take Muni, Selfies for #OnBoardSF 22 Day Muni Challenge

Today marks Day 1 of the 22 Day Muni Challenge, a challenge issued by the San Francisco Transit Riders Union to city officials to take public transit every day for 22 days. The 22 day length symbolizes the 22 years…
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News, The Snitch More Transit Options Coming to Late-Night Commuters (AKA Bar-Hoppers)

More Transit Options Coming to Late-Night Commuters (AKA Bar-Hoppers)

Starting this weekend, you can stay at the bars until last call and not have to drive home, or wait hours for a bus, or take an expensive Uber across the Bay Bridge.  BART and AC Transit have announced…
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News, The Snitch This Is Why NextMuni Predictions Are Always Screwing You Over

This Is Why NextMuni Predictions Are Always Screwing You Over

It's a problem that plagues Muni riders at bus stops every day: The digital NextMuni readout predicts your bus will come in five minutes — a prediction that you quickly realize is frozen in time. You're in a hurry,…
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News, The Snitch Here's Your Traffic Guide to Getting Around The Traffic Jams This Weekend

Here's Your Traffic Guide to Getting Around The Traffic Jams This Weekend

Even if you decide you don't want to brave the crowds and venture over to Golden Gate Park for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival or battle the hordes of people at the Castro Street Fair, chances are you’ll feel…
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News, The Snitch BART "Brightening Crews" Clean the Most Disgusting Corners of BART

BART "Brightening Crews" Clean the Most Disgusting Corners of BART

After reading this blog post, you should have a whole new appreciation for your medium-paying, boring cubicle job.  Earlier this summer, BART signed off on a nice chunk of cash to hire an extra cleaning crew, dedicated to removing puke,…
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News, The Snitch Woman Struck by Muni Train; Van Ness Station Remains Closed

Woman Struck by Muni Train; Van Ness Station Remains Closed

Update: The Van Ness station has reopened. Original story: A woman hit by an underground Muni train at 11:02 this morning at Van Ness Station. She was transported, alive, to the hospital, per Muni spokesman Paul Rose.  The station remains…
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News, The Snitch The SFMTA Has a New, Friendly Blog, and Readers Seem Suspicious.

The SFMTA Has a New, Friendly Blog, and Readers Seem Suspicious.

Did you know that the SFMTA has a new blog, Moving SF? Seemingly timed with the recent 25-cent fare increase, the parent agency of Muni has decided its image problem has grown dire, and wants to give the everyday commuter…
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News, The Snitch Pedestrian Hit By Muni Train This Morning

Pedestrian Hit By Muni Train This Morning

A unidentified man was rushed to the hospital this morning after a T-Third Street Muni light rail crashed into him in the Bayview neighborhood early this morning. Paul Rose, spokesman for Muni, says that at about 5:01 a.m., a man…
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News, The Snitch BART Uses Queen Song and a Pair of Crocs to Demonstrate Safety Tips

BART Uses Queen Song and a Pair of Crocs to Demonstrate Safety Tips

BART released some interesting news this morning: five out of every 1 million passengers are hurt at train stations. No word on how many of those five were drunk or texting — or drunk and texting.  Regardless of this random…
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News, The Snitch Muni Passengers Move Car Blocking Tracks (PHOTOS)

Muni Passengers Move Car Blocking Tracks (PHOTOS)

In a scene resembling one that might have been depicted in a black-and-white, moving-too-fast reel of yesteryear, passengers from a train blocked by an ill-parked car on Monday deboarded, muscled the offending vehicle out of the road, ambled back on…
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Spate of Muni Accidents Snarls Service, 40 Injured

#PHOTO by NBC Bay Area's @Christies_NBC shows Muni bus involved in accident with truck at Geary and Buchanan. pic.twitter.com/kfKZs3oJYt — NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) August 1, 2014 One day after a Muni light-rail vehicle collided with a van, two…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Homeless Residents Can Finally Take a Shower ... on Muni

S.F. Homeless Residents Can Finally Take a Shower ... on Muni

A shower on Muni sounds like that uninviting combo of sinister and unsanitary. Of course, that's until you read this story about Lava Mae, a startup founded by entrepreneur Doniece Sandoval, that's decided to capitalize on crappy, unused Muni buses…
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News, The Snitch Central Subway: Leaving Boring Machines in the Ground <I>Won't</I> Cost $55 Million

Central Subway: Leaving Boring Machines in the Ground Won't Cost $55 Million

Did you know there's a guy who sings topical songs set to popular tunes at city meetings? Well, there is. If that's what passes for levity at a City Hall meeting, you can imagine the joys of neighborhood meetings regarding…
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News, The Snitch Major BART Delays in S.F.

Major BART Delays in S.F.

Update 11:50 a.m.: BART delays are clear, you can get out of here now. Original Story 9:10 a.m.: If you are headed to the San Francisco International Airport now, be prepared to wait. And then wait some more. BART…
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