SFMTA approves tech shuttle plan - Page 2

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Zitrin said the city can identify any costs not already being recovered elsewhere. If shuttles' use of public bus stops cause transit delays, for instance, what are the costs associated with those delays? More overtime pay for bus drivers?

Low-income kids getting to school late and missing breakfast? What's the cost of that?

If rents rise in neighborhoods located along the shuttle routes (and studies show they do), what are the associated costs of that phenomenon? What's the cost of displacement resulting from those higher rents?

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used as a factor in computing the city's cost.

The delays to Muni are trivial since each shuttle bus uses a Muni stop just ten times a week.

You're really clutching at straws with this line of argument.

Posted by Guest on Jan. 29, 2014 @ 9:09 am

"If rents rise in neighborhoods located along the shuttle routes (and studies show they do)"

Are rents going DOWN in neighborhoods that aren't located along shuttle routes?

Are there any examples of rents rising before there were shuttles?

Posted by Guest2 on Jan. 29, 2014 @ 9:35 am

Including areas where there are no shuttles.

SFBG never lets data and evidence get in the way of a good prejudice.

Posted by Guest on Jan. 29, 2014 @ 10:01 am

Its pretty clear that rental rates are increasing near these stops, and in fact, reading a few recently posted rental ads, not only are landlords describng the kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms of their rental spaces, but they're touting the fact that the apt is "2-minutes away from Silicon Valley Shuttle stops." I asked one leasor about this and he mentioned that he's getting calls from out of state and that the potential renters have asked how close the place is to the corner of X and Y... an established shuttle stop. He said he believes that shuttle stop proximity is valuable but would not put a number on the value-added...

Posted by SFresidentSince1994 on Jan. 29, 2014 @ 11:04 am

home values around it's stations?

Maybe we should have no transit at all, and then rents will be cheap again!

Posted by Guest on Jan. 29, 2014 @ 11:16 am
Posted by Guestagainstwhitepeople on Jan. 29, 2014 @ 12:25 pm

When will we have UberBus in this City?

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