More SF Parking Tickets Likely As MTA Copes With Budget Gap

Reporter Barbara Taylor : SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – excerpt

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— San Francisco’s Transportation Director acknowledged Monday that more than two dozen parking control officers will be writing more tickets in the upcoming year, a move that came just as his department revealed a projected budget shortfall…

Transportation Director Ed Reiskin denied his agency is targeting motorists to balance the budget, but admitted as much during an exchange with Supervisor Scott Wiener at a city budget hearing Monday…

Many have commented Ed’s  amazing ability to speak out of both sides of his face simultaneously. Admissions and denials are Ed’s specialty.

Wheel, rail or sail, transit prices are going up

By: Will Reisman : SF Examiner Staff Writer – excerpt

Fares start increasing this weekend on several Bay Area transit agencies — and the move is becoming a rite of summer for riders.

Muni, BART, Caltrain and Golden Gate Transit will all implement fare hikes beginning Sunday. They are modest, but the cumulative effect of years of increases has driven the cost of transit up significantly…

Permits, tickets to be more costly

Transit passengers will not be alone in paying more for travel come Sunday.

Residential parking permits in The City are set to increase from $100 to $104, and parking citations will increase by $7 to $8, under plans approved by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency…

What to expect Riders on Muni, BART, Caltrain and Golden Gate Transit will see fare increases starting Sunday.

Muni

  • Fast Passes with BART service will increase from $72 to $74
  • Muni-only Fast Passes will increase from $62 to $64
  • Senior, youth and disabled monthly passes will increase from $21 to $22
  • Low-income monthly passes will increase from $31 to $32

BART

  • Fares will increase by 1.4 percent

Caltrain

  • One-way cash fares will increase by 25 cents and round trips by 50 cents
  • Golden Gate Transit
  • One-way cash fares for bus travel will increase by 25 cents
  • One-way cash fares for ferry travel will increase by 25 cents from Larkspur to San Francisco and 50 cents from Sausalito to San Francisco
  • Sources: SFMTA, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit

Sources: SFMTA, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit

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