Muni may reverse some service changes

May 9th, 2007

T-ThirdN JudahToday’s Examiner reports that Muni officials may recommend reversing or modifying some recent service changes following the difficulties with the launch of the T-Third line. In particular, the cancellation of the 15 line from North Beach to downtown and the replacement of the N line to Caltrain with the J line may be on the table.

Update: Channel 7 (KGO-TV) has a story as well.

What changes would you make to improve your commute? Comment here.

Committee Approves Geary BRT Environmental Study

May 9th, 2007

Go GearyThe Plans and Programs Committee of the SFCTA voted yesterday to send the Geary BRT project to environmental review. Thanks to all who spoke in favor! SPUR also has an update (top right corner).

Muni miscellany

May 6th, 2007

Some recent news we’ve been saving for your Sunday Monday update:

  • Opportunity to see Muni’s new shelters at City Hall this week (Thursday and Friday) – thanks to SFist for this link.
  • Recent assaults on Muni operators and DPT parking control offices lead to calls for a renewed crackdown.
  • New look for the SFCTA website including a nice mockup of the proposed Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit project.
  • Committee picked to identify new funding sources for Muni, including former Public Transportation Commission chair Rudy Nothenberg, current chair James McCray, and Controller Ed Harrington.
  • Geary BRT Public Hearing Tuesday

    May 4th, 2007

    Go GearyIf you’re available Tuesday morning, please attend the Transportation Authority Plans and Programs Committee and speak in favor of Geary Bus Rapid Transit. The meeting is on Tuesday May 8, 10:30 a.m., in City Hall Room 263.

    This is the most important meeting of the year for Geary BRT. The six Transportation Authority Commissioners on the Plans and Programs Committee make up a majority of the full Board, so their vote is critical. Come speak in favor of faster and more reliable service on this vital transit corridor!

    MTA CAC hearing on Metro problems

    May 2nd, 2007

    T-ThirdThis week, the MTA Citizens Advisory Council will hold a hearing on the service problems resulting from the startup of the T-Third and Muni’s plan to fix them. Senior Muni managers are slated to attend.

    The hearing will be Thursday, May 3rd, at 5:30 p.m. at One South Van Ness, Room 3074. The public is welcome to attend and, as with all public meetings, there will be an opportunity for public comment. The agenda for the meeting is here.

    -Daniel M.