San Francisco Muni Unveils Big Service Additions To Alleviate Transit System’s Increased Ridership

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — San Francisco Muni is adding service to its busiest routes to deal with the increase in ridership that’s been crowding buses, especially during peak commute hours.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) “Muni Forward” program has been planned for several years, but budget cuts and the recession delayed its implementation.

The changes will be implemented starting April 25th and is the first in three phases of improvements.

“We’re addressing what is our single biggest complaint, which is ‘My bus or train is too crowded’ said Director of Transit John Haley.

The changes include increases in service on Muni’s busiest lines during peak ridership times. Nine different lines will see more buses during the morning and evening commute and the weekend… (more)

Volvo Life Paint under study in London

http://www.volvocarslifepaint.com/

If the life paint works in soggy, foggy London, Volvo may role it out in the US. This product, as well as other reflective materials already on the market, makes it easy for cyclists to take responsibility for their own safety.  as SB 192 intends. See details and links below.

SB 192 – Senator Carol Liu, Bicycle Helmet and Reflectors – Extend the helmet requirement to adults and also require all riders to wear reflective clothing when cycling at night. Contact Robert Oakes: 916-651-4025 – Robert.Oakes@sen.ca.gov Sent to Transportation and Housing Committee

A list of related state bills we are tracking:
https://discoveryink.wordpress.com/california-bills/
Contacts in Sacramento:
https://discoveryink.wordpress.com/state-legislators/