Director of Transportation Report: December 3, 2019
Monday, December 9, 2019
In this week’s Director’s Report from the SFMTA Board of Directors meeting, Tom Maguire gave updates on the following topics:
- We are sad to report that, so far this year, there have been 26 confirmed VZ fatalities, up from 23 for all of 2018. This includes:
- 16 pedestrians (includes 1 person riding a skateboard)
- 6 people driving vehicles
- 2 passengers riding in motor vehicles
- 1 bicyclist
- 1 motorcyclist
Muni Service Disruptions
- On Monday (Nov 25) at approximately 11 am, an overhead wire broke and became tangled in a train pantograph. This happened at the inbound Ferry Portal and cut power to the Embarcadero platform and the Embarcadero crossover.
- On Tuesday (Nov 26) at approximately 7 pm, a disoriented senior driver drove into the West Portal tunnel past the Forest Hill Station.
- Also, on Tuesday, November 26, we experienced flooding at the Church Station, which caused additional delays.
Muni Working Group
- The group is sponsored by Mayor Breed, Supervisor Peskin and Supervisor Mandelman and co-chaired by Director Gwyneth Borden and Ed Harrington. It also includes industry experts and transportation advocates.
- For the past several months, four subcommittees have been meeting regularly to generate recommendations. They also collected feedback at the SFMTA and TA Board meetings.
- Bay Wheels is scheduled to re-launch e-bikes in San Francisco in mid-December but has not provided a specific date.
Muni Fare Increases
- On January 1st scheduled fare increases will go into effect.
- The increase applies exclusively to Single Ride Cable Car and Visitor Passports. Since Ride Cable Care and 1-Day Visitor Passports will increase by $1. 3 and 7- Day Passports will increase by $2.
Free Muni On News Years Eve
- Once again, this year, the SFMTA will offer free transit service between 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and 5 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
- We want to encourage people to celebrate the new year safely. Riding transit is the safest way to do that and we are happy to provide this free transit service as part of our ongoing commitment to Vision Zero.