Supervisors likely to reject MTA budget

SFMTAAfter a long public hearing yesterday, Supervisor Chiu signed up six co-sponsors for his resolution to reject the proposed MTA budget, something that requires 7 votes under Proposition A (2007). This was in response to the very high cost of “work orders” from the MTA to other city departments, which is contributing to major cuts in service and a proposed $2 cash fare, as well as increased parking fees citywide.

If the BoS rejects the budget, we urge the MTA to follow our recommendations for a revised version that spends less on wasteful work orders and also minimizes service cuts. In particular, consolidating stops (often two to a block today!) citywide and converting Locals to Limiteds will allow MTA to provide faster service to more riders for a lower cost.