Rider Alert: Transit on Halloween

October 31st, 2007

Rider Alert 1Despite or because of or notwithstanding SF’s plans to cancel Halloween in the Castro, there will be some important service changes tonight:

  • BART’s 16th and Mission Station will be closed from 8 pm. Note that BART Director Tom Radulovich, who represents the area, thinks this is a terrible idea and wasn’t consulted. But the station will nonetheless be closed.
  • West Portal, Forest Hill, Castro, and Church stations will close at 8:30 pm. After this time the evening shuttle buses will run as they do later on most nights for the Metro Improvement Project. Lots more details are on the SFMTA website.
  • The N-Judah and J-Church will run normally. Castro residents who might like to take transit home after celebrating elsewhere should ride J to Market Street or N to Duboce Park and walk.
  • SFBG: Yes on A, No on H

    October 31st, 2007

    Yes on ALess than two weeks before the election, the SF Bay Guardian has published a detailed editorial urging voters to vote for transit, not traffic – Yes on A and No on H.

    We agree! Don’t forget to mail in your absentee ballot or vote on November 6, and get involved at the Transit not Traffic campaign.

    Chron on Prop H: “The most dangerous measure on the ballot”

    October 22nd, 2007

    Don’t even think of parking hereJohn Diaz of the Chronicle slams Prop H in Sunday’s edition and points out the dealing in bad faith that has led to No on A mailers being sent to voters despite a supposed deal between proponents of better Muni service and opponents of San Francisco’s transit-first policy, led by Republican billionaire Don Fisher.

    If you agree with us that SF does not need massive increases in auto traffic, vote NO on H, and get involved! The campaign needs your help in the last two weeks before the election.

    APTA: Mass Transit Reduces Greenhouse Gases

    October 16th, 2007

    Yes on AMore evidence that Proposition A makes sense to clean the air: a study by SAIC for the American Public Transit Association has found that taking mass transit can be ten times more effective than other common activities (e.g. installing compact fluorescent bulbs) to reduce an individual’s carbon footprint.

    Better Muni service is key to making this happen in SF. Get involved now with Yes on A and No on H!

    Update: Supervisors Peskin and Elsbernd urge a yes on A vote in today’s Chronicle.

    SFTEP Needs Your Input!

    October 15th, 2007

    The SF Transit Effectiveness Project is holding community meetings in late October. Attend and provide your input! Details at www.sftep.com.

    Inner Sunset: Monday, 10/22, 6:00-8:30 pm, County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers, 9th Ave. at Lincoln). Muni: N, 6, 43, 44, 66 and 71.
    Civic Center: Tuesday, 10/23, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove at Polk. Muni: Metro, 9,19, 21 and 49, or BART to Civic Center.

    Excelsior District: Saturday, 10/20, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, Monroe Elementary School (260 Madrid St. at Excelsior Ave.) Muni: 14, 29, 49 and 52.
    Mission District: Saturday, October 20, 3:00 -5:30 pm, St. Peter’s Catholic Church (Alabama St. at 24th St.) Muni: 9 27 and 48.

    Please attend one of these meetings to learn more about the SFTEP’s studies of how to make service more efficient and reliable.