SFTEP Plan Approved by MTA Board

October 22nd, 2008

SFTEPToday’s Chronicle reports that the SF Transit Effectiveness Project plan was approved by the MTA board. This means that the plan can proceed over the next two years.

For details on how the plan affects the line you ride, please look at the summary on the SFTEP website. Rescue Muni supported the plan as amended, but of course we will watching the MTA closely as they implement the plan over the next couple of years, particularly as decisions are made on how to prioritize transit on major corridors citywide.

Endorsement Results

October 14th, 2008

At Wednesday’s meeting, members heard from the candidates and voted on our endorsements for the November election.  The following candidates have been officially endorsed by Rescue Muni:

Board of Supervisors

District 1 – Sue Lee

District 3 – Joseph Alioto, Jr.

District 5 – Ross Mirkarimi

District 7 – Sean Elsbernd

District 11 – Ahsha Safaí

BART Board of Directors

District 9 – Tom Radulovich

YES on Proposition 1A (High Speed Rail Bonds)

YES  on Proposition P (Transportation Authority Reform)

Thank you to everyone—members and candidates alike—who participated in our endorsement process.  An additional endorsement may be forthcoming, pending Rescue Muni Board of Directors action.

General Meeting and Candidates’ Forum, Wed. October 8

October 1st, 2008

first-choice.JPGWhere do your district’s candidates for Supervisor stand on issues of Muni funding, transit priority, the Transit Effectiveness Project, downtown parking, and standards for selecting new MTA Board nominees? Find out at our biannual Candidates’ Forum. Rescue Muni members are invited to vote for their preferred candidates for endorsement – we have invited the leading candidates from districts 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, and 11 to speak and take your questions. If your membership has expired, you can renew at the meeting.

Rescue Muni General Meeting & Candidates’ Forum
Wednesday, October 8, 6 p.m. (note the earlier time – the meeting will be long)
SPUR, 312 Sutter (at Grant), 5th Floor
Transit Access: Muni 2, 3, 4, 30, 45; BART or Muni Metro to Powell Station

Refreshments will be served. See you there!