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…”