San Francisco Transportation Funding Ballot Measure

by alevin : greencaltrain – excerpt

On July 22, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to place a transportation measure on the ballot, supported by Supervisor Wiener, to fund Muni and active transportation in proportion to population growth…

The San Francisco ballot in 2014 will also include a $500 Million General Obligation (GO) bond to pay for transportation capital improvements, improving Muni reliability and speed, planning for the downtown extension and funding pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure…

Meanwhile, opponents of transit and active transportation have launched a ballot measure to end San Francisco’s transit-first policy, freeze parking rates and build more parking supply… (more)

Three ballot measures on the November ballot. Two asking for more money and one asking for more balance. Voters will cast their opinions on SFMTA priorities that have created gridlock and eliminated thousands of parking spaces in the last two years. Citizens and public officials are demanding accountability.


San Francisco Muni crashes trigger emergency response notifications

By Jana Katsuyama : ktvu – excerpt


The two MUNI crashes Friday which happened in separate parts of the city within minutes of each other triggered San Francisco’s emergency alert system, according to a spokesman for one of the hospitals.

The first crash involved a Muni bus and a dump truck on Geary Boulevard about 1:30p.m. The second crash involved a light rail train on the T-line and a semi-rig at the intersection of Third Street and Innes.

The two crashes had first responders rushing to treat the 40 people injured at the scenes. According to protocol, emergency rooms were put on alert for seven Bay Area hospitals which readied themselves to receive the injured passengers.

“San Francisco’s emergency management system notifies hospitals when there’s a major incident just we’re on alert that we could have patients coming in and we did receive a notification,” said California Pacific Medical Center spokesman Dean Fryer… (more)