Muni might seek money through San Francisco voters

By: Will Reisman : sfexaminer.com – excerpt

Muni’s transformative transit initiative achieved an important planning milestone this week, but the ambitious project still faces major funding barriers and officials are considering asking voters for money.
Crafted in 2008, the Transit Effectiveness Project was the first review of Muni’s operations in a generation, and the recommendations from the plan included more bus rapid transit networks, an increase in transit-only lanes and other initiatives aimed at speeding up The City’s public transit system.
On Wednesday, the Planning Department issued its initial study of the project, clearing the way for the vital environmental reviews that must be completed before recommendations of the plan are implemented. The final environmental review is expected to be finished in 2014…
“We don’t have the confidence of the public today that we can spend and execute this money in an efficient manner,” Reiskin said… (more)

Ain’t that the truth!!!

Comment on sfexaminer. That is a good place to let the Mayor, Supervisors, and Ed know just how you feel about forking over more money, I mean increasing the public debt, to pay for their future vision of our city. Letters and emails work too.

It is time to end the era of rule by SFMTA desire. Too much authority and not enough oversight is a recipe for disaster. There is ample evidence that money is not the problem, but evidence that the experiment has failed.

1 thought on “Muni might seek money through San Francisco voters

  1. San Francisco City Hall has abandoned the Middle Class, and they are betraying the residents of San Francisco. The evidence is all around us. Every day, residents faced with layoffs and tough economic times, are forced to use their credit cards to pay for essentials such as food, housing, medical care and now street parking. 

    Our politicians have shown us how willing they are to be owned by special interest groups that will buy votes, buy a campaign, or just buy them off. The decline of San Francisco’s middle class is no accident. The middle class in San Francisco have been done away with as a result of City Halls tricks and traps, and yes, the game is rigged. It’s time for the people of San Francisco to come together and put a measure on the November ballot demanding the disbanding of the SFMTA and it’s replacement with an agency that will work for all of us instead of tiny special interest groups like the San Francisco Bike Coalition.

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