Flickr photo: Justin.Beck The MTA is proposing broad-ranging service cuts to Muni in order to close a $16.9 million projected budget gap through the end of the fiscal year. The cuts – far greater in scope than the service changes implemented in December – will reduce frequencies on every Muni line and, if they’re approved […]
Metro Planning Chief de la Loza: "[Metro Highway Program FY23 budget] predominant projects are focused on... completing gaps between the HOV system, safety improvements... they're not focused at all on just providing road widening."
Parking meters in San Francisco will be enforced on Sundays starting January 6, 2013, confirms SF Municipal Transportation Agency spokesperson Paul Rose. The meters will be in effect from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. As the SF Chronicle reported today, the SFMTA will also pilot an extension of meter hours in the evening around the Giants ballpark […]
Photo: blarfiejandro Widespread outrage at the MTA Board, so visibly on display at today’s meeting on Muni service cuts and fare increases, appears to be driving a growing surge of organizing that transit supporters hope might finally create a sustained movement with the potential to pressure the MTA into developing long-term fixes for Muni. Most […]
Flickr photo: tehf0x With Muni riders looking for somewhere to direct their frustration at potential service cuts and fare increases, and with the Mayor eager to frame the MTA’s budget deficit as a choice between labor concessions and fare hikes, it’s easy to view a proposed charter amendment that would change how Muni driver salaries […]
Supervisor David Campos at a Budget and Finance Committee meeting on SFMTA work orders last year. Photo: Bryan Goebel There’s been a lot of attention lately on how much the Mayor’s office controls the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) budget process. The Mayor makes all seven SFMTA Board appointments, generally with an expectation of […]