SFTRU has achieved the following accomplishments:

All-Door Boarding

  • SFTRU members proposed an all-door boarding pilot program to SFMTA in fall 2011. The agency put the policy change before the MTA Board which, after testimony by SFTRU members, ultimately adopted the proposal.
  • ADB has decreased boarding times on many routes, including by 17.9% on the 1AX-California and 8% on the 38-Geary.
  • Received an award from Livable City for our success implementing this policy change.
  • ADB was voted the Best Livable Streets story on Streetsblog in 2012.
  • Created and distributed 2,500 ADB informational brochures to inform riders about all-door boarding. July 2012.

Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit

  • Adopted a rider-selected design for Van Ness BRT, including buses that run in the center lanes of the street for more reliable and faster service.
  • When Muni was considering moving the bus to the slower curb-side lanes, we met with MTA and successfully advocated for keeping the bus in the faster, center lanes.
  • Held a forum on Van Ness BRT so that transit riders could speak directly with agency officials about the project. May 2012.

Geary Bus Rapid Transit

  • Designed and administered a survey of nearly 600 riders on Geary BRT. July – August 2012.
  • Conducted a forum on Geary BRT that was attended by more than 60 people. August 2012.

Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP)

  • Held a meeting on the 14 and 30 with MTA officials to determine how best to improve travel times on those routes. March 2012.
  • Organized transit advocates to attend TEP community meetings to ensure MTA adopts improvements that make Muni quicker and more reliable for transit riders. April – May 2012.

Organized Transit Riders

  • Divisadero Art Walk, July 2012.
  • Sunday Streets Dogpatch, July 2012.
  • Sunday Streets Mission, Aug 2012.
  • Sunday Streets NoPa, Sept 2012.
  • Sunday Streets Excelsior, Oct 2012

Other Activities

  • Co-organized Sustainable Transportation Mixer with more than twelve other advocacy organizations in the region, helping to build partnerships between the organizations. January 2013.
  • Launched a summer fellowship program, selecting two fellows for an eight-week fellowship that included: Organizing our campaigns, campaign training, and hitting the streets to spread our message directly to riders. June – August 2012.
  • Co-hosted a forum on modernizing Caltrain and expediting high-speed rail investments with Friends of Caltrain and the Sierra Club, Feb 2012.

We are building on these accomplishments with our action plan, but we need your ideas, expertise, and help.

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