Warriors fans, concert-goers can ride Muni for free to Chase Center

By Jim Harrington : mercury news – excerpt

Event tickets double as Muni tickets

Fans will be able to ride Muni for free to games, concerts and special events at San Francisco’s Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors which opens in September.

The new program, aimed at reducing car traffic congestion and boosting public-transit ridership for Chase Center events, was announced July 24 by San Francisco mayor London Breed as a partnership between the Warriors and the the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA).

It’s called a “Transit Bundling” program, in which Chase Center event tickets double as Muni tickets for event patrons. The Warriors are footing the tab for the program… (more)

Wait till you see the prices on the Chase Center tickets. No one paying thousands of dollars for a ticket will care about a free Muni day pass. SF should offer the free passes to everyone else that day for having to deal with the traffic disaster. They will be the ones losing out as their buses are re-routed to make room for the wealthy who can best afford to pay.

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