After much debate, commuter shuttles are officially here to stay in San Francisco. On Tuesday, November 17, the SF Municipal Transportation Agency’s Board of Directors approved the Commuter Shuttle Program in San Francisco. The SFMTA Board of Directors, the body that approves the annual city transportation budget and sets agency policy, authorized a commuter shuttle pilot program back in August 2014.
After more than two hours of public comment on Tuesday, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve the program permanently, starting February 1, 2016. The program will include tighter regulations that were not part of the pilot; including limiting larger-sized buses to approved main roads, charging a per-stop fee of $3.67, and increasing enforcement efforts.
sf.citi advocated for the 18-month pilot at its inception and supports Tuesday’s approval of the program. We believe the daily shuttles that transport 8,500 employees in, out, and around San Francisco daily are good for our community to reduce both traffic and pollution in our great city.