Transit Digest — Where’s SFPD on Muni, and Is the $2 Fare Coming? [UPDATE]

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Update: Per the item below about SFPD’s responsibilities to Muni, SF Appeal has the dirty details.

Original post: At yesterday’s public hearing, details of Muni’s budgeting and funding got a lot of people up in arms. Now that Muni is looking at a huge deficit, it’s time to drill down to where the money goes. Apparently various city departments are charging Muni for services, to the outrage of Supervisor Bevan Dufty. Among the charges to Muni: SFPD actually bills Muni $12 million to “help fund traffic enforcement division” and provide “police services,” which leads SF Appeal to ask: “Have you ever seen SFPD on Muni?”

Hmmm. Nope, I haven’t either.

Everyone wants to take a closer look at these “work orders” from other city departments, but to balance the budget, we’re hearing talks of fare hikes again.

In other news, Tom Prete has a roundup of San Francisco’s Central Subway discussion at the SPUR forum, and if you live in the Sunset, there is a public meeting next Wednesday about repairs on the N-Judah and L-Taraval lines.

Photo by Flickr user allaboutgeorge.

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