Tuesday, May 19, 2009

SFMTA's 'Planned Emergency'

There's an interesting piece on Beyond Chron today. Marc Norton reports on some SFMTA memos from 2005 in which then-chief Michael Burns (currently at Santa Clara VTA) describes potential plans for a $2.00 fare by 2010. That would seem to run counter to present SFMTA chief Nat Ford's claims that the currently proposed fare increase is the necessary result of the fiscal emergency in which the agency has declared that it finds itself.

In related news, Paul Hogarth's Facebook status reads:
Supes vote 7-4 to schedule a special meeting on the 27th to consider rejecting MTA Budget ... Sophie [Maxwell] voted with us; keep it up!!

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