Friday, February 26, 2010

Muni Riders organizing against cuts

“We are asking everyone to show up and complain about the mayor and the MTA board’s failure to prepare for this and find alternatives to the drastic cuts they’re proposing,” Snyder told us, referring to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s plans to close a $16.9 million mid-year budget deficit (which is what's left after the $11 million from the taxi permit selloff, which the MTA has already figured into the budget) almost entirely on the backs of Muni riders, who have already seen their fares double since Gavin Newsom became mayor in 2004.                    San Francisco Bay Guardian
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Thursday, February 25, 2010

San Mateo - Try Transit for Free

Try Transit Program
Is your precious time wasting away in stressful traffic jams? Would you like to try a different way to work?

Now you can hop on a free Caltrain Connector Shuttle and connect to SamTrans or Caltrain. If you’ve considered trying transit, then try transit for free!

Friday, February 19, 2010

San Francisco - Free Muni --> Tourist Mecca

Let’s make Muni free

I have long been a proponent of a free Muni, run in an efficient, public-serving manner. The idea is to create a tourist mecca with free public transit as its anchor. The “experts” tell us that a no-fare Muni is not only impossible, but ridiculous.

Who among us, after reading The Examiner’s Feb. 14 list of Muni’s $67.7 million costs, can’t suspect tremendous fraud and waste? At the very least, there is a budget process that encourages other city departments to make up inflated numbers.

Paul Burton, San Francisco

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