Muni safety/crime hearing TODAY, 11 am

November 23rd, 2009

Think SafetySorry for the late notice: Supervisor Dufty has called a hearing on MTA safety including recent spikes in crime, SFPD patrols of the buses and streetcars, and more, at 11 am at City Hall (room 250) today. Details are at Muni Diaries, SF Gate and Streetsblog.

Update: Greg Dewar of N Judah Chronicles live-tweeted the hearing, and the Chronicle covered it.

MTA finally announces service changes

November 3rd, 2009

SFMTAThe MTA has at last announced details of service changes to take effect December 5. Some of these are cuts due to the recent budget problems, but there are also many changes that are the result of the multi-year Transit Effectiveness Project, including added limited service on Potrero/San Bruno (new 9L), Mission (14L and 14X), Geary (38L), Haight/Noriega (71L), and the long awaited extension of the 5 downtown at all hours. However, several lines will be cut entirely: 4-Sutter, 7-Haight, 20-Columbus, 26-Valencia, 53-Southern Heights, and Muni’s shortest line, 89-Laguna Honda.

Take a look at the new service plan and give us your thoughts.