Monday, April 27, 2009

BOMA San Francisco's Position on the Proposed SFMTA Fare & Parking Rate Increases

Although the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is facing a projected $129 million deficit for FY 2009-10, raising fees for parking meters and parking rates in our city’s garages is not the right answer. Conversely, raising fares for riders, increasing enforcement against fare evaders, and re-working the labor contracts for municipal railway employees would provide both an immediate and long term solution to our city’s perennial MUNI deficits.  

As such, BOMA San Francisco supports transit fare increases but opposes the SFMTA's parking meter garage rate increases and expansion of metering hours.

You can read BOMA's letter to Roberta Boomer, Secretary to the SFMTA board of directors, here.

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