Bringing Back Muni in 2021
The historic funding crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, on top of an ongoing structural deficit, means a tough route ahead
Planning for the Unplannable
How do we plan for the unplannable future of public transit? We don’t know what COVID recovery will look like, if and when people will go back to downtown jobs, how quickly we might achieve some sort of herd immunity, what havoc mutations might wreak. All of these unknowns directly impact the question of when and how many people will start riding (and paying for) Muni again, all while SFMTA has lost $912M in revenues so far. These losses are layered on top of SFMTA’s structural budget gap we were working to close last year, layered on top of decades of underinvestment in maintenance and upgrades.
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