SaveMUNI is an independent, all volunteer organization founded in 2010. We receive no financial support from the SFMTA or the City of San Francisco.
SaveMUNI supports a comprehensive, convenient, speedy, safe, accessible transit system that serves every resident and visitor to San Francisco. In order to achieve this goal we advocate for cost-effective measures to enhance transit service in the city and the region.
SaveMUNI started when a group of activists came together to support better transit service in 2010.We have actively worked for
- The introduction of low floor buses to make boarding easier.
- Creating better digital signage to help riders know when buses will arrive
- Eliminating wasteful projects such as the Central Subway and urging funding to provide a comprehensive Muni system
- Redesign light rail vehicles and buses to make them more accessible to senior and disabled riders.
- Couping light rail vehicles at the portals to allow longer trains, carrying more riders through the Market Street tunnel.
SaveMUNI doesn’t give up. We will continue to advocate for capital expenditures and operational measures to achieve better transit service and less street congestion.
SaveMUNI meets every month to discuss and take action on issues affecting transit in San Francisco. Our meetings are open to the public and we welcome new members who are committed to improving transit in San Francisco
We regularly sponsor special events, such as community wide Forums on transportation issues. Prior to the pandemic we held several annual Forums at the Koret Auditorium in the San Francisco Public Library. The 2018 Forum was entitled the Future of Transportation in San Francisco.
SaveMUNI members and friends partied at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco in February 2020 shortly before the city locked down for the pandemic.
Meet the Officers
Bob Feinbaum, President: Bob has a lifelong interest in transit He has consulted for transit organizations, and is the co-founder of BATWG (Bay Area Transportation Working Group). Bob holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of California (Berkeley) and brings an interest in the way people use transit.
Jean Barish, Vice President: Jean is an attorney with a strong interest in environmentally sound transportation. She is active in numerous City and neighborhood organizations dealing with environmental, housing, and educational issues.
Howard Wong Treasurer: Howard is an architect, neighborhood/ transit advocate, founding member of SaveMuni and a life-long Muni rider. He serves on the MTC Policy Advisory Council, TJPA CAC, Sierra Club’s SF Executive Committee and Port’s Southern Advisory Group, as well as the boards of NEXT Village and SF Tomorrow. He is active in civic and community organizations, like ABCT (A Better Chinatown Tomorrow), District 3 Democratic Club and North Beach Neighborhood Court. Past board memberships include the Chinese Historical Society of America, Civil Grand Jury, Neighborhood Parks Council, SF Heritage and SPUR.
Robin Krop Secretary: Robin a longtime paratransit user, jumped into action when she got injured riding on the new light rail transit cars with sideways-only benches. She worked with the public and key Muni stakeholders to help restore forward-facing seats in the light rail cars, along with other improvements. She hopes to be able to do the same with restoring more forward-facing seats in the front section of the buses.