And the grave is going to get much deeper and filled with cement if the SFMTA Board does the wrong thing at tomorrow's hearing.
The SFMTA Board will be voting on two major items that will make a major impact on our city.
Item 11 is to consider any changes to the 2010 fiscal year budget for Muni and our worse fears could come to light including:
- More reductions in service (e.g., 30 minute frequencies on the 18-46th Avenue).
- Paying $4 a ride on Muni.
Item 12 covers the pass issues:
- Increasing the price of youth, senior, and disabled passes.
- Establishing a "Express Route Premium Monthly Pass" and "Cable Car Premium Monthly Pass."
This has gone way too far. Nobody will ride a bus line that comes every 30 minutes when school children, elderly, and university students depend to get to where they are going. Are they nuts to raise the pass price for the young, old, and disabled?
How about us adults? Do they really expect to now force vendors to sell four passes? You'll be hearing this more often at your vendor: "Sorry, we ran out of the $60 "M" pass, would you like a premium cable car pass for $100?" It also doesn't make a lot of sense to penalize citizens who ride an express route just on the local portion, for example, I would sometimes take the 38AX in the evening at 33rd & Geary for a short hop to get home (that's because those idiots at Muni eliminated the 18-46th Avenue's route along Geary Blvd. and Point Lobos Avenue.
I'm starting to lose my patience over this agency. Does anyone remember the controversial redevelopment project in this city? It got to such a boiling point that at a hearing, an audience member so upset at the destruction of his community ran up to Justin Herman and grabbed him by the throat.
The SFMTA board better do the right thing for the people, or us citizens will start demanding the resignations of ALL SFMTA BOARD MEMBERS AND NATHANIEL FORD.