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SFMTA 10/3 hearing: Regulate Chariot
(Sue Vaughan from Sierra Club)
If you cannot attend the October 3, 2017 SFMTA Board of Directors meeting at 1 p.m., please submit an email to the MTABoard@sfmta.com.
The SFMTA Board of Directors will consider passage of legislation to regulate private transportation vehicles (PTVs) on Tuesday, October 3. Right now there is only one private company offering mass transportation services in San Francisco, Chariot, which is owned by Ford. The legislation proposes to grandfather in Chariot’s current routes, prohibit Chariot and other PTVs that may start service in San Francisco in the future from replicating Muni routes, and restrict the size of vehicles. The legislation does not call for an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), does not limit the number of PTV vehicles or companies that can operate in San Francisco, and does not propose to charge the full amount that the City could charge of use of government infrastructure — City streets. In fact, the legislation suggests permit discounts if PTVs extend service into under served neighborhoods!