This was a Muni Decision!

February 21st, 2011

Found at Montgomery station. Is BART getting complaints from cash passengers no longer getting their transfer discount?

General Meeting 2/28 on Bus Rapid Transit Projects

February 11th, 2011

Wondering what’s happening with the bus rapid transit projects we’ve been advocating for a decade? Come to our General Meeting on Monday, February 28, at 6:30 pm to find out. Rachel Hiatt of the SF County Transportation Authority has been invited to present the latest on the Van Ness project, and we also expect to have a presentation on Geary.

Date/Time: Monday, February 28, 2011, 6:30 pm
Location: County Fair Building, at Ninth and Lincoln in Golden Gate Park
Transit: 6, 44, 71, N

SFMTA: Employees to pay for parking, but nannies get a break

February 2nd, 2011

The SFMTA voted unanimously yesterday to take an important transit-first step: to end free parking for most employees, instead requiring an $80 monthly charge to park at SFMTA lots. This is something we have encouraged for a long time – not only does it encourage workers to use the system they run, it also sets a good example for the rest of San Francisco, and it will raise a little bit of money (about $1M/year) for the agency. The SF Weekly also covered this.

However, the agency board also took a step to open yet another loophole in parking regulations, this time for nannies and other “child care providers”: it approved a pilot program to let them get residential parking permits, potentially crowding out residents for all-day street parking and certainly providing an incentive to drive instead of taking mass transit. Others pay for their parking or mass transit – why should this one class of workers, who happen to have wealthy and well-connected employers who can attend meetings during business hours, get a break?