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 […]

Slow Progress in Curbing SFMTA’s Costly Overtime and Work Orders

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As the SFMTA struggles to provide reliable Muni service, little headway has been made in curbing the amount it spends on staff overtime and work orders issued to other departments. Supervisors David Campos and David Chiu, who held a hearing on both issues yesterday, say the continued the lack of transparency and accountability is frustrating. […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

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If you can afford to take off work Tuesday morning come attend a special meeting of the MTA Board that will include a vote on declaring a fiscal emergency. Then, take a long lunch on Thursday to check out an example of new transit-oriented development in the Bayview. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog […]