A new study by Wendell Cox for the Heritage Foundation found that “The federal transit program and the transit systems that it subsidizes are among the most wasteful enterprises in the America Read More
Eight of Muni’s drivers were involved five or more accidents in 2010, but because most of the collisions were determined not to be their fault, they’re still behind the wheel.
Last year, two drivers were involved in seven accidents each, three were in six, and three more were in five apiece, according to data provided by Muni in response to a public-records request. Read More
Determining that his cash-strapped state cannot afford the escalating costs of a mega-mass transit project, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie boldly canceled an 8.8-mile commuter rail tunnel under the Hudson River that would have linked New Jersey and New York City. Read More
Nearly 20 households in Chinatown will be forced to relocate because of The City’s proposed Central Subway project, but the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency could approve a plan today that would provide those residents with a new home nearby.
The 19 households at 933-949 Stockton St. are the only units that must be displaced because of the Central Subway project, the SFMTA’s $1.58 billion extension of Metro service from SoMa to Chinatown. Read More
Muni may have raised fares twice in the past year, slashed service and failed to ever hit its target on-time performance, but the transit system did meet the majority of guidelines to earn a glowing review from a federal agency. Read More
Federal Transit Administration Administrator Peter Rogoff was unflinchingly candid in a May 18 speech he delivered to the nation’s top public transit officials in Boston. Pointing out that the future of public transportation in the U.S. is in jeopardy, Rogoff bluntly told attendees that solutions are not only about engineering and economics: They are also about "honesty" and "moral choices." Read More