Today’s Headlines

  • Muni May Reduce Some Fares (SFChron)
  • Cost of Warrior’s Arena Muni Stop Redesign Goes Up (SFExaminer)
  • Bill for More Housing Near BART Stations (CBSBayAreaEastBayTimes)
  • Fruitvale TOD Finally Breaks Ground (SFGate)
  • No-Build Marin Gets Ready to Fight SB 827 (MarinIJ)
  • Jury Selection for Hit-and-Run Trial of SF Cop (SFExaminer)
  • More on ADA Lawsuit Against Uber (Curbed)
  • More Seats on Caltrain? (EastBayTimes)
  • Pedestrian Injured on San Jose (Hoodline)
  • Decorative Pot Holes (Hoodline)
  • Sausalito Bike Safety Project (MarinIJ)
  • Commentary: Allow Bikers and Peds on the San Rafael Bridge (SFGate)

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  • mx

    “Muni May Reduce Some Fares”

    A day pass (finally!) is a great idea, but what a customer-unfriendly thing to only make it available on MuniMobile. How about London-style fare capping on Clipper cards? On your third ride of the day, you’re just automatically charged the difference up to a day pass and can use it for the rest of the day. Better yet, automatically give me a fast pass for the rest of the month after I’ve taken enough rides to pay for it.

    I often don’t know in advance how many rides I’ll take in a day (especially how many will fit into the 90-minute transfer window and how many will be paid), but I do know I’ll tap my Clipper card each time. There’s no excuse for that to give me a worse deal.

    I’m sure the contractor will insist that implementing such a novel system will cost millions of dollars and take years. Hint: it’s the same contractor that already did it in London.

  • Marc Ramsey

    AC Transit already has this implemented using Clipper, local fares paid are automatically capped at the “Day Pass” rate of $5.

  • david vartanoff

    Correct on all counts. Next step, cap total daily fare on all Bay Area transit systems/force the balkanized fiefdoms to unify the back office work to a single service provider as a first step toward unification.

  • Bruce

    Regarding the Sausalito bike project, does this pertain to that little bridge that connects to the west sidewalk on the Marin side? That gate is always closed but I’m pretty sure it connects to the trail down to Fort Baker.

  • snobum

    Could not agree more. VTA already does this, so it’s already possible with Clipper.

  • baklazhan

    I too would like to see that bridge opened, but I think this project refers to the trail that connects the visitor center on the east side with that same trail to Fort Baker.

  • Bruce

    Why was that bridge closed? Post-9/11 security?

  • Good luck. Muni will spend millions on pilot programs and studies that last for several years and result in nothing.

  • nolen777

    Portland TriMet has
    • daily and monthly fare capping with their Hop plastic
    • daily fare capping if you pay directly with a credit card
    • daily and monthly fare capping if you put a virtual Hop card on your phone and pay with NFC (in pilot program)

    So yeah, definitely doable.