Lyanne Melendez : abclocal – excerpt
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — The agency that runs Muni has a surplus for the first time in recent memory. So, why are fare hikes being proposed? That’s what lots of people who ride Muni buses and trains want to know, as they’re looking at the possibility of one ride actually tripling in price.
On Tuesday at San Francisco City Hall the public had its first chance to weigh in on this. Not that many showed up to the meeting, given that they are discussing a possible fare hike. The public has one more chance since there is a second hearing at City Hall on March 4.
The Metropolitan Transportation Agency that runs Muni is facing a surplus and there are many different ways the public could benefit. At the hearing, the agency was asking the public where some of that extra money should go… (more)
Maybe they could start by giving themselves higher salaries? Oh, that’s right, they already did that. How about paying down the debt? Or just hold off on raising fares and fees. Not enough money to do that either? Just how much of a surplus are we talking about?