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We need a public transit system that is fast, reliable, and easy to use. We need a system that connects every neighborhood in the city, so people everywhere can access all that San Francisco has to offer. We need Muni to recover better than ever from the pandemic – we need service here for the 180,000 people riding daily now, and we need service ready to grow as people return to work, to school, and to getting around. Join our movement to change the future of public transit in San Francisco.
November 2022 is the next, best shot for a transit operations funding measure. There are a couple of pathways a major transit operations funding measure could move forward:
We’re thankful that after laying out different scenarios for the next Muni service map, SFMTA has an updated proposal that restores much of the service riders have been missing. We know it’s been a difficult conversation over the past few months. We thank SFMTA for listening to riders, working with us, threading many needles, and restoring a lot of coverage given limited resources.
In our last piece, we covered why Muni desperately needs long term, sustainable, and significant additional funding to sustain existing service and repair its aging infrastructure. But not all revenue sources are created equal. Our Local Funding Working Group used five main criteria to evaluate potential revenue sources …
This fall, San Franciscans are being asked to make difficult decisions regarding Muni. Choices around restoring routes versus adding frequency provide no clear win for riders. While discussions about how to distribute limited resources to restore Muni service are important, addressing Muni’s severe financial deficit must be at the core of any solution that creates a more reliable, accessible and world class transit system for riders.
Read the letter we submitted to the SFMTA Board of Directors in response to Item 11, Winter 2022 Muni Service at the September 21, 2021 board meeting.
Later this month, SFMTA will present three scenarios for 2022 Muni service: a return to the Familiar Network that would restore suspended routes but...