Today’s Headlines

  • Proposal to Charge Extra for Express Muni Buses Dropped (SFExaminer)
  • SFMTA to Ban Cars from Most Scenic Part of Twin Peaks Road (SFGate)
  • SFMTA Considers Charging Metered Parking at Night (SFExaminer)
  • More on Lombard Street Makeover (SFist)
  • Police Seek Help in Finding Van from Hit and Run Near Chinatown (SFAppeal, Hoodline)
  • Feds Closer to Approving Dollars for Next Leg of South Bay BART Extension (SFGate)
  • Despite Protests Oakland Council Approves Housing at East 12th and Second (InsideBayArea)
  • Driver Shortage for Gold Gate Transit Buses (MarinIJ)
  • Redesigned Mixed Use near Burlingame Caltrain Gets Okay from Commission (SMDailyJournal)
  • Uber and Lyft Discuss Role in Complementing Transit (SFGate)
  • SF Supervisors Editorial on Poverty Illegal Parking and Towing Fees (SFExaminer)

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  • Andy Chow

    The TNCs love to get their hands on tax dollars. But transit dollars generally have strings attached (labor standards, Buy America, etc). Of course these TNCs would want to get their own rules collecting tax dollars to pay back their venture capitalists while treating their drivers as contractors and selling commercial car loans to them. We know that a large portion of the transit subsidy is to offer dependable service while maintaining a livable and steady income for transit workers.

  • als

    What is a “TNC” as you refer to it and which article do your comments apply to?

  • mx

    A TNC is a “Transportation Network Company.” It basically means Uber and Lyft, plus other similar companies or those not yet existing.

    Andy’s comments apply to the article about Uber and Lyft complementing transit.