Passing of board member Daniel Murphy

January 7th, 2022

We are sadden to write of the passing of our vice-chair Daniel Murphy.

As vice chair of Rescue Muni, he co-authored 1999 Prop E which founded the SFMTA. He chaired the SFMTA CAC for many years and pressed for a fact-based approach to improving service for SF transit riders. He spend hundreds of hours presenting findings and issues directly to the SFMTA board every month. He had an intelligent sense of humor that made people listen to his thoughts and ideas on transportation advocacy.

Daniel’s passing is a loss for Rescue Muni and he will be missed. His contributions to San Francisco were incredible and will never be forgotten.

Mark Ballew – Rescue Muni Chair

New SFMTA Director Jeffrey Tumlin

November 14th, 2019

Director Tumlin has been named director of the SFMTA, after former director Reskin was asked to leave by Mayor Breed. Tumlin will start in December with the agency.

Of note, Tumlin “rebooted” Oakland’s Department of Transportation. Will he see the SFMTA as another reboot project? A new subway control system lurks in the shadows, and the last time a new one went back in 1999, the system had a meltdown. The deployment of this system will be Tumlin’s first test.


Geary BRT installation begins (really!)

October 1st, 2018

Fifteen years after voters approved Prop K, which includes funding for Geary Bus Rapid Transit and was co-authored by several Rescue Muni board members (and endorsed by the organization), red lanes are going in on Geary from Stanyan to Gough. This is a major step towards building the full Geary Rapid Project. While it took over a decade to get the approvals, we are pleased to see that the actual implementation is moving quickly.

Keep Mission Red: Submit your comments to the SFMTA

May 3rd, 2016

Our chair Andrew Sullivan submitted this letter to the SFMTA.

You should too! Attend today’s board meeting (it’s not on the agenda, but some opponents plan to complain about the lanes during general public comment) or submit your letter to [email protected].

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