Ken Garcia writes today about an effort by San Francisco, supported by Mayor Newsom and Assemblymember Ma, to set up bus lane enforcement cameras in San Francisco. (This is currently done in London among many other cities.) Such a system requires a change in state law, hence the activity in Sacramento. The MTA proposes a $100 fine for violating the bus lane (double parking in particular, though moving violations should also be included.)
Rescue Muni strongly supports this proposal. Bus lane blocking is a MAJOR cause of delays on Muni, particularly on crowded lines like the 1-California and 22-Fillmore that run through congested commercial districts. Stay tuned for opportunities to support this measure.
Update: More on this at SFist.