The Muni operator is not being identified. But the SFMTA says he had been on long-term leave for a while, so he didn't come into contact with any passengers or co-workers.
The man has not been identified.
he collision briefly caused buses to be rerouted.
Electrical splices failed last week, causing a system-wide meltdown.
Rob Roth reports.
No one was on the train at the time of the crash.
Antonio Cahilig was headed northbound on Noe Street when he fell severely ill and crashed into parked cars.
Muni trains were again sitting idle Tuesday. The entire light rail system is now out of service just three days after finally resuming operation.
Muni rail service is shutting down in San Francisco again for the next several weeks starting Tuesday, three days after it resumed following five months of being suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Transit agencies from around the Bay Area are highlighting the steps they are taking to make sure trains and buses are sanitized and ready for when passengers return. Those agencies are taking steps they say are necessary for their survival.
Police say the suspect was taken into custody after they set up a perimeter around a parking garage.
Public transportation agencies around the Bay Area, along with their counterparts across the country say they have been devastated economically by COVID-19.
The tax would generate an estimated $108 million annually for the agency, which desperately needs the funding to operate the system as ridership has plummeted amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the San Francisco Police Department, on Thursday around 3:30 p.m. officers were called to 11th and Division streets regarding an assault on a bus.
Bay Area transit systems are experiencing unprecedented financial strain, and transit experts are saying the future of mass transit in the Bay Area is in danger.
The agency is already running limited service due to the coronavirus, and says about 40 of the bus lines that are suspended are now on track to be permanently halted.
Christien Kafton reports.
San Francisco's police union and transportation officials began a public spat over cops riding city buses and the light-rail system to protests.
San Francisco supervisors held a media briefing Wednesday to announce there will be no Muni fare increases for the next two years.
Aaron Peskin also said that the city's public Muni buses will no longer be used to transport police to protests.