“Yield To Buses” Law Proposed

January 30th, 2008

Yield To BusesStuck in your bus waiting for a break in traffic? The SFMTA and various city officials have a proposed fix: a law requiring cars to yield to buses pulling out of a bus stop. This is the law in Ontario as well as Quebec, British Columbia, Oregon, Florida and New Jersey. According to SFTEP studies, 6 percent of running time is wasted by buses waiting to pull out into traffic.

Of course, for this to be effective, it would require far stricter enforcement of transit related moving violations than has ever been done in SF, as anyone who rides a bus in our transit only lanes knows. And it’s no substitute for expanding transit lanes and adding bus rapid transit citywide. But it certainly could help.

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.

SFTEP: Fix Top Corridors

September 20th, 2007

It’s fairly obvious, but sometimes doing the obvious is exactly what is needed. The SF Transit Effectiveness Project‘s latest report states that by focusing Muni’s efforts on improving reliability on the 10 most heavily used corridors, public confidence in and ridership on Muni would improve.

SFTEP has a Citizens’ Advisory Committee meeting Monday evening at 5 pm to discuss. These meetings are at Muni HQ at 1 South Van Ness (near Van Ness Muni Metro) and are open to the public.

Take the J-Church Survey

August 13th, 2007

J ChurchMuni and SF Transit Effectiveness Project are reviving the J-Church study that was put on hold when the T-Third had so much trouble. If you ride the J, contact the SFTEP and sign up to provide information on your commute.