[Carfreeliving] higher MUNI fares & MTA scenario 2
andrew at sulli.org
Wed Mar 2 10:56:06 MST 2005
I think the MTA board decided that $100 street cleaning fines weren't
possible with the current board. We pushed for $50, which would have
prevented some deferred maintenance, but were not successful.
On Mar 2, 2005, at 7:22, Jason Henderson wrote:
> Can someone post a quick explanation of MTA's scenario 2?
> From today's Chron, quoting the mayor:
> "They've got to make tough choices,'' he said. "We have scoured, and
> we have looked beneath the surface to find alternatives. We'll try to
> get creative.''
> However, he added, "We don't have $57 million of creativity.''
> Dave Snyder wrote:
>> I'm glad there's such support for stop consolidation -- Mike
>> Sallaberry, Andrew Sullivan, John-Marc Chandonia. We're going to need
>> your help, Steve, in promoting these politically difficult changes
>> because right now many, but not all, members of the Transit Justice
>> coalition equate stop consolidation with service cuts. Their
>> effective opposition to the stop consolidation on Geary cost Muni
>> several hundred thousand dollars a year while preserving slower
>> service. Since I think that the Transit Justice coalition has more
>> credibility on the Board of Supervisors than Rescue Muni, the role of
>> the Bay Guardian to educate the left and support stop consolidation
>> is critical. I hope we can count on you for that, Steve.
>> I think that Andrew is wrong about the impossibility of balancing the
>> budget without a fare increase or service cuts. MTA's scenario 2
>> would have accomplished that, albeit with a near doubling in parking
>> fees. Even those increases could have been lessened through the
>> inclusion of stop consolidation, increasing the hours of operation of
>> meters and operating meters on Sundays, "block your driveway"
>> permits, etc.
>> President, Transportation for a Livable City
>> P.S. I have a title again. (Got elected president of the board last
>> night). My office is still at Zeitgeist, however.
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