Few Alternatives For Commuters Ahead Of Possible BART Strike

By Tim Ryan : cbslocal.com – excpert

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Bay Area Rapid Transit’s unionized employees will meet on Tuesday to vote for a strike authorization that could lead to a walkout within a week. The result, transit officials said, would become a regional transportation emergency that will have commuters looking for alternatives of which there are few…
“It’s unused seats in people’s cars that can provide the capacity that make up for 400,000 lost BART trips,” he said… (more)

But where will those cars park?

This is the perfect storm that many of us have been dreading that will prove the point that the public transit system IS NOT READY to replace cars. People cannot walk and bike to work from all over the bay. BART, AC transit, and Caltrans are all at capacity.

SFMTA spends millions of dollars on PR to try to convince the world that SF has the answer to traffic management and everyone should buy their program.

This week may prove our point that removal of parking spaces is premature, at a time when the County Transportation Authority is weighing which transit projects to finance. We hope they will NOT finance Masonic and Second Street “improvements” at this time.

Question: Will Muni add back the lines they took out during the “slow months” while the students are on vacation?

Tuesday, June 11 – Public Hearing: Fiscal Year 2013/14 Annual Budget

PUBLIC HEARING: FISCAL YEAR 2013/14 ANNUAL BUDGET
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013, 11:00 AM

Pursuant to California Public Utilities Code Section 131266, the following notice is hereby given:
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority will hold a hearing to consider the adoption of its Fiscal Year 2013/14 Budget at its regularly scheduled Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Committee Room, City Hall Room 263, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, California.
After recommendation of the Fiscal Year 2013/14 Budget by the Finance Committee, the Board of Commissioners will consider the Fiscal Year 2013/14 Annual Budget in the amount of approximately $245.1 million at its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Legislative Chamber, City Hall Room 250.
Members of public will have an opportunity to provide input at both the June 11 and June 25 meetings.
The proposed budget is available for public review at the Board of Supervisors Clerk’s Office, City Hall Room 244, at the San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch), at the offices of various Chambers of Commerce, and at the San Francisco County Transportation Authority office at 1455 Market Street, 22nd Floor, as well as through the Authority’s website at www.sfcta.org.
Proposed Budget and Work Plan FY13/14