Shuttles on 24th Street at rush hour
NEW SITE LAUNCHED: Enraged neighbors launched new site lo fight buses stopping near 280 freeway on San Jose after CPUC lowered ride-share fees, to the consternation of many SF city resident and officials. http://brokenheartsf.com/
New efforts to raise fees at the city level are being considered. If your life is disrupted by these behemoths, let City Hall know you support these efforts. Contact your state reps and let them know you want to see changes at the CPUC.
A PETITION: We the undersigned request that the City and County of San Francisco institute measures to relieve traffic congestion and mitigate environmental impacts resulting from the Commuter Shuttle Program. We urge the exploration and adoption of alternative transport modes, such as the use of smaller, more efficient vehicles and ride-share platforms, the consolidation of bus routes, and the wider dispersal of the traffic presently concentrated on a narrow selection of over-burdened streets… (sign here)
Please support this petition if you don’t want this swarm of shuttles coming to your streets. It is out of control in Noe Valley and many other neighborhoods. The plan comes up for review around the end of March so get to your supervisor about it before then.
Shuttle bus facts:
- There is no Environmental Review and that is the problem. The reference is to the “HUB” Study written by MTA and the SFCTA utilizing the SFChamp Transportation model. The HUB Study was published in November 2016.
- The SF CHAMP model was based on assumptions (surveys, studies) 10 to 15 years old. The HUB study was unable to collect current salary information, travel distance, (only zones on the Peninsula). The Millbrae BART option was discounted because it was not in SF although it has ten bus bays available.
- The Bottom line, Retaining the One Seat Commute (in a half empty commuter bus) is the objective of the Bay Area Council justifying the reduction of drive alone autos. The assumption of drive alone is questionable since many young people do not own autos and rely on Uber/Lyft.
These documents were presented at a special SFMTA meeting. See attachemnts:
Tuesday, February 7, 9 AM – agenda
Green Room War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Ave. SFMTA Board Special Meeting
Labor negotiations and closed session followed by presentations of current projects.
Financial Overview – presentation
Items 7-9 SFMTA Board Workshop – presentation