Senior Citizens Are The Latest Group To Protest Tech Commuters
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency more than tripled fees for tech buses from $1 to $3.55 per stop today. The Agency says the increase is to cover the costs of less than anticipated bus usage. However, this fee increase is not a solution to collective activist groups who would like to stop the shuttle buses from using Muni stops altogether.
Multiple groups representing seniors and the disabled claim that these tech buses increase rent rates near each stop, forcing them out of their homes. Those groups, which include Senior and Disability Action, the Grey Panthers, Eviction Free San Francisco, and the San Francisco Tenants Union, staged a protest at 24th and Mission to get that point across this morning.
Several seniors and group members held up two unmarked buses that were scheduled to take tech workers from San Francisco’s Mission district down to Silicon Valley.
A recent report…
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