RESCUE MUNI     A Transit Riders' Association for San Francisco 

All meetings are at SPUR (312 Sutter, 5th floor) unless otherwise noted. Any changes to dates and times of committee meetings listed below will be announced via e-mail and on our telephone line 273-1558. Please check for any annoucements up to the date of the meeting.
CANCELLED for February: Executive and Steering Committees
Wed 2 February, 6:30 pm: Service Expansion Committee
To Be Announced, 6:15 pm: Metro Committee
To Be Announced: Membership and Fundraising Committee
Most committees meet on a regular basis.
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The MTA Citizen's Advisory Council has meetings open to the public. It also advocates on behalf of riders; feel free to contact them if Muni fails to resolve a complaint.
The Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors oversees both the Municipal Railway (Muni) and the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT). Its meetings are open to the public. Service Standards are reported to the board quarterly.
SF County Transportation Authority administers San Francisco's transportation sales tax, including related clean air and congestion management funding. Meetings are open to the public.
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1 February 2005
Rescue Muni's Letter on the Budget
We submitted a letter to the MTA Board urging the MTA to maximize parking revenue to balance the Muni's budget. See also our recent TRANSFER article about this issue.
28 January 2005
General Meeting February 16
Come to our General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, February 16, at 6 pm at SPUR, 312 Sutter at Grant, to discuss Muni's proposed fare increase, fee increases, and service cuts. MTA Deputy Executive Director Stuart Sunshine will present budget proposals in detail. Come with your comments and suggestions. Refreshments will be served.

Note also that the February 14 Executive and Steering Committee meeting is cancelled. Happy Valentine's Day!

28 January 2005
Muni Proposes Budget with Fare Increase, Service Cuts, Parking Fee Increases
Today's Chronicle discusses Muni's FY 2005 and 2006 budget deficits ($15 million in FY 2005, $55 million in FY 2006) and proposals to address these by raising fares and parking fees, and also cutting service. Proposed fare and parking fee/fine increases are also on the agenda of the next meeting of the Municipal Transportation Agency board on Tuesday, February 1, at 4 pm.

Rescue Muni recommends that parking fees, parking fines, residential permit fees, and garage rates be raised to the revenue-maximizing level as part of any budget proposal. If you have comments, please attend the February 1 meeting, and also let us know what you think. We will also hold a General Meeting on February 16 to discuss these issues in detail.

28 January 2005
January Newsletter Available
Our January TRANSFER, with a detailed discussion on the proposed Rail-Ready Bus Rapid Transit on Geary, and also details on the budget crisis, is now available. (pdf)
28 January 2005
2005 Survey will be in April
Plan now to participate in our 2005 Muni Riders' Survey, which will once again be held in April. Read 2004 Muni Riders' Survey results to see what it's all about.
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