Six dollar F line??

February 17th, 2014

SFMTA is including in its budget proposals a suggestion to charge six dollars for a ride on the F-Market line, the same as the cable cars. This is a terrible idea! The F-line is vital public transportation for the Market Street and Embarcadero corridors, for tens of thousands of commuters (18,520 in 2006 when the TEP research was done) as well as tourists, many of whom pay cash. We stand with Market Street Railway in urging SFMTA not to target one specific set of riders for fare increases!

Geary BRT CAC seeks members

January 6th, 2014

Are you a supporter of the Geary Bus Rapid Transit project living in or near the Japantown / Fillmore area? Do you have the time and inclination to participate in the planning process? Apply to join the Citizens’ Advisory Council which is providing public input on this important project.

What if your Muni line was a person?

October 29th, 2013

SF Muniverse asks.

SFMTA Approves Van Ness BRT

September 18th, 2013

Only twelve short years after we began to advocate for it (see TRANSFER from August 2001, page 5), the SFMTA has finally approved the project. Assuming all federal approvals come in, construction could begin in less than two years – a very short time by San Francisco standards!

Well done SFMTA and SFCTA for getting the approvals – now let’s GET IT BUILT.

Muni likes all door boarding (so do we!)

February 19th, 2013

Today’s Chronicle reports that SFMTA has reported good results from the all door boarding initiative that began last year. The key stat: dwell time is down 4 seconds PER STOP, which adds up to big savings on every trip. Props to our colleagues at SF Transit Riders Union for their lobbying on this issue!