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Tag Archives: muni
Back in the Saddle: Driving Fleet Weekend
It’s been a long time since I’ve taxi blogged. I drove last Saturday for the first time in a few weeks. I’ve been working dispatch phones and doing VidSF work instead of driving over the past few weeks. Novel-length post … Continue reading
SFMTA takeover of Taxi Commission on track for March
San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency absorbs the Taxi Commission in March, but SFMTA Chief Nathaniel Ford says progress will be slow.
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged cab, cabbie, commission, dpt, government, local, local regulation, mta, muni, regulation, san francisco, sf, sfmta, taxi, taxi commission, taxi regulation, taxicab Leave a comment
When should public transportation systems be private?
A recent episode of Russ Roberts’ EconTalk podcast featured a wonderful intersection of interests: economics, public policy and public transit. One of Russ’ academia friends, economist Michael Munger, speaks at length on the program about the public transportation system quality … Continue reading
Muni strikes again.
I wouldn’t be doing my Civic Duty if I didn’t link to yet another Municide. This time the culprit was an articulated standard coach (non-trolleybus) 71-Haight/Noriega heading inbound on Market at 6th. A 77 year old female pedestrian was struck … Continue reading
Something Muni does well: Trolleybusses
I am so fond of ragging on San Francisco’s poorly managed Municipal Railway that I often overlook Muni’s remarkable, world-class achievements. (Yes, they really do have some remarkable, world-class achievements.) This post is a first attempt at fixing my glaring … Continue reading
Posted in transit Tagged bus, busses, california, coal, dam, diesel, electric, electricity, generation, hetch, hetch hetchy, hetchy, mta, muni, municipal, nuclear, o'shaughnessy, power, railway, san francisco, sf, transit, transportation, trolley, trolleybus, trolleybusses Leave a comment
Hey, SFMTA, please double residential parking fees and introduce traffic congestion fees.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is a bureaucratic whale, containing, in separate stomachs, the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) and the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) public transit system. Recently, the SFMTA crunched some numbers and said, … Continue reading
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TEP proposes good things for Muni. Is this good news?
A week ago the Chronicle reported on some promising preliminary recommendations based on findings from the Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP). These recommendations are great. In many ways they are in line with common sense: improve highly used lines using BRT, … Continue reading
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Muni’s Nat Ford doing good things?
Wow, it looks like Nat Ford might actually know how to run a municipal transit agency. Let’s hope the Board of Supervisors gets off his back and lets him do it right. Link
How to fix Muni (for real)
On my ‘to write’ list is a manifesto of how to fix Muni. Lay out what’s wrong. Lay out what we need to do to fix it. Dave Snyder of SPUR beat me to the punch. I met Dave last … Continue reading
Mayor spends thousands of dollars to learn transit user fees are necessary.
Dear Mayor Newsom You didn’t have to spend City taxpayer money on private consultants. Anyone could have told you: Just like any other shared and limited public resource, public transit needs user fees. Offering ‘free’ Muni is a destructive proposal. … Continue reading