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SF Transit Riders Union Holds First Meeting, Debates Priorities

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Photo: Troy Holden Roughly two dozen attendees came out to the inaugural meeting of the San Francisco Transit Riders Union (SFTRU) on Thursday evening and had a spirited — at times heated — debate about how to make the fledgling organization a vocal constituency representing the diverse interests of Muni riders. Billed as an opportunity […]

Transit Supporters Seek Solutions at Save Muni Summit

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Photos: Michael Rhodes About 100 transit supporters gathered for a summit at the Women’s Building this morning to discuss Muni’s future, settle on issues that have broad support, and build a movement to lobby for a better Municipal Railway. Many of the solutions that were popular with participants today have been widely discussed before, and […]

Can Anything Be Done to Fix Muni?

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Photo: Troy Holden In San Francisco it’s almost as cliche to kvetch about Muni as it is to misquote Mark Twain about chilly summers, but what can possibly be done to fix a transit system that seems to have so many problems and almost no solutions that everyone can agree upon? The city’s sitting mayor […]

Supes Avalos, Wiener Clash on Equitable Spending Strategies for Muni

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Supervisors John Avalos and Scott Wiener are sparring over how new revenue for transit should be spent to benefit the Muni riders who need it most. With tax measures proposed for the 2014 ballot that could significantly increase transportation funds,¬†Avalos introduced a charter amendment yesterday that would “require the city to¬†prioritize investments to address existing […]

Transit Riders Union Plots Solution to Muni Cuts, Forms Advisory Board

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Muni riders board an already-packed shuttle during Thursday’s Metro shutdown. Photo: Matt Baume Muni may be having trouble acquiring cash these days, but there’s one thing that’s never in short supply for the transit agency: advice. Among the many organizations pressuring Muni to resist service cuts, the newly formed San Francisco Transit Riders Union (SFTRU) […]