SFMTA Board of Directors Meeting


Of note:

11. Authorizing the Director to implement a seven percent transit service to be phased in as part of
the Transit Effectiveness Project/Muni Forward service increase; authorizing free Muni for low and
moderate income seniors and disabled customers who use a Clipper® card for FY 2015 and FY
2016 effective March 1, 2015; allocating additional funding for transit fleet cleanliness and
appearance; and amending Transportation Code Division II, Section 309 to eliminate the payment
of telephone and on-line computer transaction fee effective May 1, 2015.

12. Approving programming of up to $210 million from various sources to exercise the first option
for 40 additional light rail vehicles under Contract #2013-19; authorizing the Director enter into an
agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to repay up to $153 million if the
SFMTA is unable to secure cap-and-trade funds to finance Option 1 and authorizing the Director to
execute an amendment to Contract #2013-19 with Siemens Industry to exercise Option 1 to procure
an additional 40 light rail vehicles for an amount not to exceed $210 million.


MTA Board Will Be Asked to Declare Fiscal Emergency

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 of Directors Meeting

Agenda Of note: 11. Urging the Board of Supervisors to place the $500 million transportation general obligation bond on the November 2014 ballot. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, bond report and ordinances.) 12. Presentation and discussion regarding the SFpark evaluation. (Explanatory documents include a slide presentation.) 13. Presentation and discussion regarding regional efforts […]

MTA to Begin Repairing Fleet of Damaged LRVs

An unidentified Muni light rail vehicle with serious damage from a wreck. Photo: MTA The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors is expected to vote tomorrow to approve up to $217,634 to repair two damaged Muni Metro light rail vehicles. Muni currently has ten LRVs that are out of service due to damage […]

SFMTA Board of Directors Meeting

Agenda Of note: 11. Approving the Van Ness Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Project, analyzed as the Locally Preferred Alternative in the Final EIS/EIR, and adopting CEQA Findings including a Statement of Overriding Considerations, and a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan. 12. Authorizing the Director to issue a Request for Proposals to previously qualified vendors for […]

Senators Propose $4 Billion for Transit-Oriented Development Grants

Making good on a vow first reported in Streetsblog Capitol Hill, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT) and three colleagues today offered a bill authorizing $4 billion in grants to help states and cities pursue transit-oriented development, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and other green transport projects. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT) (Photo: […]