SFMTA Hearing on Declaration of Fiscal Emergency

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Board of Supervisors Rejects Muni Service Cuts Appeal

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David Pilpel, the appellant, speaks before the Board of Supervisors. Photo: Michael Rhodes The Board of Supervisors rejected an appeal today that would have halted the 10 percent cut in Muni service that’s set to go into effect May 1. By a 7-4 vote, the supervisors affirmed the Planning Department’s determination that the service cuts […]

AC Transit Board To Consider Declaring Fiscal Emergency

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Flickr photo: pbo31 The MTA Board did it this week, and now AC Transit may become the second transit agency in the Bay Area to declare a fiscal emergency. Such a declaration allows the agencies to bypass environmental review in order to implement service cuts. The AC Transit Board of Directors voted yesterday to hold […]

MTA Board Will Be Asked to Declare Fiscal Emergency

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Fare hikes and service reductions are likely on the way for Muni. Flickr photo: Tom Prete The Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will be asked to declare a fiscal emergency at its meeting next Tuesday, a move that will allow Muni to skip environmental reviews and implement service cuts and fare hikes this year […]

SFMTA Board Extends Fiscal Emergency, Eyes Parking Meter Extension

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SFMTA Board Director James McCray, Chair Tom Nolan and Director Shirley Breyer Black at today’s meeting. Board secretary Roberta Boomer in foreground. The SFMTA Board of Directors voted to continue the agency’s declaration of fiscal emergency today, but took a proposal to charge a premium for cable cars and express bus routes off the table, […]