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City Visions: Commuter jitneys re-emerge in San Francisco

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 Years ago, private jitneys roamed up and down Mission Street collecting passengers, as an alternative to MUNI. Within the last few months, three new companies, Chariot, Leap and Loup, began offering shuttle services in San Francisco, though at least one recently suspended operations.  Are these new services siphoning riders, and therefore money, from MUNI?  Are they elitist, as many claim?  And how will they impact the bigger transportation picture in San Francisco?  Host Joseph Pace looks at the politics and impacts of these upscale jitneys.

Guests:

Ali Vahabzadeh, Co-founder and CEO of Chariot

Jason Henderson, Professor of Geography & Environment at San Francisco State University and author of Street Fight, the Politics of Mobility in San Francisco

Supervisor John Avalos