Private Transit Vehicle Route Duplication Public Meeting
We wanted to let you know about an upcoming public meeting related to the Private Transit Vehicle (PTV) permit program. On December 12, 2017, from 6-7:30pm, the SFMTA will hold a meeting to discuss the criteria that will be used to determine whether a PTV route duplicates Muni service. The meeting will be held in the 2nd Floor atrium at 1 South Van Ness Ave.
On October 17, 2017, the SFMTA Board voted to adopt the program, including application requirements, permit terms and conditions, fees and fines. One element of the program requires that any new PTV routes complement rather than compete with existing Muni service. The criteria that the SFMTA will use to determine whether a PTV route complements Muni will be laid out in a memo issued by the Director of Transportation. The SFMTA Board asked staff to come back to present on these criteria after consulting further with stakeholders.
At this meeting, we would like to hear from you about how you think we should measure route duplication. We’re interested in hearing your thoughts about both the specific metrics we’ve developed as well as the larger values behind the criteria. Based on the input we collect at this meeting and through other discussions with stakeholders, we will consider revisions to the criteria that we had previously developed, then present an updated memo before the SFMTA Board over the next couple months.
Of course if you can’t make the meeting, we’d still love to hear from you – please feel free to send any comments or questions to Philip Cranna at Philip.Cranna@sfmta.com. We’ll hope to see you in a couple weeks.