Is the SFMTA Up to the Task?

by Randy Shaw : – excerpt

On February 4, the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (SFMTA) holds its annual retreat and budget workshop. Once primarily identified with MUNI service, the Board is now the lead agency for pedestrian safety, bicycle routes, street and traffic redesigns, BRT’s and the planned revival of Market Street as a car-free, world-class thoroughfare. But adding so many new programs to SFMTA’s to-do list has resulted in lengthy delays in implementation. Since delays are occurring despite SFMTA’s top notch leadership, it’s time to consider a new Department of Pedestrian Safety to lighten SFMTA’s load… (more)

Yet another voice calling to lighten the SFMTA task load. There are a number of suggestions on how to accomplish this. Randy Shaw presents his version here.