Map of Today’s Service Changes

June 30th, 2007

Rider AlertWondering where the buses and LRVs are going today? The helpful if cranky SFist provided yesterday this convenient map of today’s Muni service changes.
(SFist article; official notice.)
Keep in mind that today is a ballgame day so ballpark service will be in effect in the evening.

Newsom: “Muni Will Get Better”

June 29th, 2007

Mayor Newsom was interviewed this week by the Chronicle in advance of tomorrow’s forum on Muni service. Come to the forum at 10 am tomorrow to ask your tough questions!

Location and time: Saturday, June 30th 2007 at 10:00am at Jean Parker Elementary School, 840 Broadway at Powell.

Update: Article in Saturday’s Chronicle on the forum.

Update 2: Report after the forum.

Newsom forum Saturday; McGoldrick recall fails; Bad parking ballot measure

June 28th, 2007

Some miscellaneous Muni related news:

  • Mayor Newsom is holding a forum on transportation Saturday, June 30, at 10:00am at Jean Parker Elementary School, 840 Broadway at Powell. (pdf notice, details below the jump.) Come ask your tough Muni questions!
  • Proponents of a recall of Supervisor Jake McGoldrick, led by anti-Muni activist David Heller, have failed to get enough signatures to put the recall on November’s ballot. This is great news for proponents of the Geary BRT project.
  • Mayor Newsom also restated his support for stop consolidation as part of the Transit Effectiveness Project yesterday.
  • A ballot measure that would require big increases in parking in new buildings (and would be horrible for mass transit) is circulating right now. We’re with SFist: don’t sign it! (More on this at SFist or you can read the whole proposal at SPUR‘s site (pdf).
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    Progress in Sacramento for bus lane cameras

    June 27th, 2007

    Bus lane camerasThe State Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday on proposed changes to state law allowing photo enforcement of bus lane and parking violations. Mayor Newsom and Muni officials testified in favor. This proposal (AB 101) has already passed the Assembly but needs Senate approval and a signature from Governor Schwarzenegger to become law.

    Rescue Muni strongly supports this proposal. Write your state senator and the Governor to urge approval! Special thanks to Livable City head Tom Radulovich and Assemblymember Fiona Ma for pushing so hard for this.

    Muni Re-Reform Discussion at D3 Demo Club Monday

    June 24th, 2007

    The District 3 Democratic Club is hosting a forum on Supervisor Peskin’s Muni reform proposals on Monday, June 25, at 6 pm. Details from the announcement below:

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