Transportation

We support a fully-funded MUNI, but we also expect accountability and efficiency from our public transportation system. It is vital to our city’s success and must be improved so it works for everyone.

June 22, 2014  |  Rallying cry for SF’s moderates

By Joel Engardio

In any other city, I’m considered liberal. I support health care as a right, Hillary Clinton for president and same-sex marriage in every state. I believe that we must address climate change and spend more on education than the military.

But it doesn’t matter in San Francisco: I’m still not blue enough for the “progressive” label here.

That’s because I also happen to believe potholes must be filled and buses and trains need to run on time before government employees ... | Read More >

June 18, 2014  |  Plan C Becomes SF Moderates

Plan C Becomes SF Moderates

New Name Is Beacon for Residents Who Wish San Francisco Was Run on Common Sense

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 18, 2014 – Plan C San Francisco today announced that the organization has changed its name to SF Moderates. The new name more closely reflects the organization’s core values and its efforts to be a voice for moderate voters in San Francisco. The change is effectively immediately.

“We want to make it clear that ... | Read More >

April 27, 2014  |  Waiting for a streetcar named common sense

By Joel Engardio

There’s a streetcar named desire along San Francisco’s waterfront.

Residents and businesses on Third Street in the Dogpatch and Mission Bay neighborhoods are yearning for the new E-Embarcadero line, which will bring more public-transportation capacity to one of The City’s most rapidly growing areas.

The Dogpatch has been transformed from a gritty warehouse district to a hip residential area. Thousands more housing units are on the way, yet there’s no direct ride that connects the neighborhood to the rest of the waterfront.

The same goes for Mission Bay, home to a ... | Read More >

March 16, 2014  |  SF’s Central Subway should extend to Fisherman’s Wharf

By Joel Engardio

Given San Francisco’s housing crisis and traffic congestion, if you had $1.6 billion to build a tunnel, where would you put it?

I’d start digging down Geary Boulevard, from downtown to the Outer Richmond. Then I’d encourage construction of multistory, middle-class housing along the way with vibrant ground-floor retail.

A subway would save commuters from the cursed 38-Geary bus, which crawls along miles of failed car-first planning from the middle of the last century.

But a Geary subway won’t happen anytime soon. ... | Read More >