As part of the Mayor Ed Lee's plan to rescind the Sunday parking meter enforcement that started last year, the SFMTA is looking for ways to recoup some of the $9 million windfall the meters (and ticketing) brought in by raising the F Line ride cost to $6 in line with the cable cars.
Supervisor Scott Wiener dislikes the idea as evidence from a Muni underground meltdown this morning where the Supervisor tweeted that when the underground fails, the Muni F-Line is the Castro's life line to downtown,
Another rush hour subway meltdown. At least people can still go upstairs & take F Market w/o having to pay $6. Thanks for that @sfmta_muni— Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) February 24, 2014
The increase from $2 to $6 would bring in about $4.6 million according to SF Gate. The Mayor is hoping to get constituents off his back about the meter enforcement and also engage their support for a $500 million transportation bond on the November ballot.
via SF Gate