Transit working group formed to recommend improvements to Muni service

baycitynews – excerpt

Agency in transition as city searches for replacement for Director Ed Reiskin

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Monday that she is creating a working group to review Municipal Railway service and how to improve it.

The working group, which will include transit experts, labor leaders and other advocates, will look at Muni’s current bus and rail service and recommend actions the city can take.

The creation of the group comes during a turbulent time for the agency, which had its director of transportation Ed Reiskin announce in April that he will be resigning in August after eight years in the job.

Muni has faced criticism in recent months for issues such as problematic sensors on new light-rail vehicle doors, a reported shortage in bus drivers, and allegations of incomplete background checks for contractors.

The working group will be co-chaired by Ed Harrington, the former city controller, and Gwyneth Borden, the incoming chair of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors.

The group will complete its assessment and release a report by January, according to the mayor’s office.… (More)