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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 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) […]

SFTRU Launches Campaign to Inform Riders About All-Door Boarding

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With Muni all-door boarding underway, other transit agencies are watching and bus riders are catching on — hopefully. To ensure a smooth transition to the new policy — which will help Muni maximize the benefits of faster boardings and higher fare compliance — the SF Transit Riders Union has created a brochure explaining the rules and etiquette of the all-door boarding system. […]

Transit Riders Union Party for Better BART and Muni Service

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Thursday evening the San Francisco Transit Riders Union (SFTRU), an advocacy group pushing for better, more reliable transit, held its “Make Transit Awesome Party” at the DG717, a co-working space in downtown. The event was a combination fundraiser and chance to hear from some of the most influential people in transportation. The centerpiece of the event was […]

This Week: Talk Transit With Art Agnos, 5-Fulton Limited

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If you’re looking get involved with the SF Transit Riders Union, this evening’s meeting offers a unique opportunity to discuss the future of transit on the waterfront with former SF mayor Art Agnos at the table. Also, limited-stop service is finally coming to the 5-Fulton this fall — join the SFMTA’s community meeting to learn more. Here […]