Notes from the Policy and Governance Committee meeting, February 17, 2017
The MTA Policy and Governance Committee of the MTA Board of Directors met Friday, Feb 17, 2017. It appears they are developing a policy for handling the emerging transportation services such as Uber, Lyft, ride share, car share, Private Commuter buses (shuttles), Chariot and what the future holds. See the power point and the guiding principles connected to agenda Item 5 for clues on where the problems lie and a hint of what they may have in mind to resolve some of them.
Studies by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the Bay Area County Congestion Management (CMA) agencies, and the VTA FLEX (last mile) indicate the current policies have failed. The increase in traffic and complaints about the programs point to the need for a regional evaluation and plan. A solution can’t come soon enough for most of us. Let’s hope they come up with something soon. Your comments and suggestions should be directed to the agencies involved. See this links on this page for contacts: https://discoveryink.wordpress.com/san-francisco-officials/
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