Election special: What every transit rider should know about this year’s ballot
With just a few days until the election, we invite San Francisco Examiner transit reporter Carly Graf to talk about this year’s ballot measures that can change the landscape of public transportation as we know it today.
Sure, the pandemic has severely reduced ridership and budget, but public transit’s woes started way before that. With the proliferation of Lyft and Uber, Muni was no longer the only way everyone can reasonably get around town. And on this year’s ballot, Prop 22 stands to change the operations of these ride share companies in a big way. We chat with Graf about how Prop 22 can impact economic disparity, whether Prop B can fix the toxic workplace that was the Department of Public Works, why you should get to know the BART board of directors, and more.
Listen to the interview:
If you havenâ€™t done your early voting, now is the time. And while youâ€™re at it, hereâ€™s an idea: Find three people who havenâ€™t voted yet, and help them get to their polling place. Letâ€™s make it happen.
What do you think of their take on the transit-related props on the ballot? We want to hear from you: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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