SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors announced Monday they will vote Jan. 21 on an 18-month pilot program requiring private company shuttle buses to pay a fee to use Muni bus stops throughout the city.
Earlier Monday, Mayor Ed Lee announced the program that would allow the so-called ‘Google buses’ – shuttles used by many high-tech firms – to use 200 Muni bus stops.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the fee is limited by state law to covering the cost of the program.
KCBS, KPIX 5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said the $1 per stop deal will work out to $1.5 million over the duration of the pilot program and that the city “won’t make a dime.”
Lee said he hopes the new pilot program will stem the tide of complaints about shuttle bus congestion and their use of Muni stops.