Troublesome Shuttles Will Pay for the Use of S.F. Muni Bus Stops

The infamous shuttle buses using Muni stops in San Francisco to transport workers to companies outside the city will require permits and payments under a new 18-month pilot program.

Employee shuttle buses leaving San Francisco for destinations south along the Peninsula and in the Silicon Valley will soon have a new arrangement for the use of public transportation resources. Under the terms of a new agreement with the city, employers and shuttle operators will pay to use 200 of Muni’s 2,500 bus stops, addressing concerns that the shuttles are using taxpayer-funded transportation facilities and right-of-ways without compensating the public for the extra strain on the system.

John Coté reports the details of the 18-month pilot program:

“Under the 18-month pilot program that Lee announced Monday, shuttle operators, such as Bauer's and Compass Transportation, will need a city permit to use Muni bus stops. The fee will be $1 per day per stop.”

“The permits will be valid only for specified Muni stops, and private shuttles will not be allowed to use the most heavily trafficked stops…”

Full Story: S.F. to charge operators of tech commuter buses

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