The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will meet today at 1 p.m. to adopt a pilot program to regulate the use of Muni stops by private shuttles. The buses now use the stops at will.
Earlier this month the SFMTA, the Mayor’s office and the tech companies agreed on the details for the 18-month pilot program. But just in case Google employees decide to venture down to the hearing at City Hall, Google offered some tips on what to say.
To help our readers prep for today’s meeting, we have turned the agency’s PowerPoint presentation into a slide show and linked to the documents for today’s meeting. The latter include the staff’s recommendation that the agency adopt the Commuter Shuttle Policy and Pilot Program.
The newly regulated buses will help the city recover its costs by charging the companies $1 every time one of its shuttles uses a stop. It’s unclear whether there is a separate permit fee.
Absent from the alternatives the SFMTA considered was any thinking about using the Caltrain stations in San Francisco or the large parking lot at the Daly City BART station as a place where the shuttles could pick up and drop off tech workers. At present, San Francisco State University’s shuttles pick up students at the Daly City BART station.
For those who feel strongly about the issue, today’s meeting begins at 1 p.m., Room 400, City Hall 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place.