Muni riders not happy over fare hike

By David Stevenson : ktvu – excerpt

SAN FRANCISCO —

San Francisco Muni riders will be paying more this summer to ride city trains, trolleys and buses.  The fare is set to climb from $2 to $2.25 for a single ride.

On Monday, riders told KTVU they were not happy about the hike.

“I think I’d wanna know the reasons why they are doing that,” said Sandra Arriago at the Powell Street station. “I feel like fares have increased significantly since I moved here seven years ago.”

The fare hike is part of a scheduled fare increase that is central to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s new two-year, $1.8 billion budget. And this year, the SFMTA is actually looking at adding or expanding some programs thanks to a booming local economy and a $5 million surplus… (more)