Casino buses trigger complaints

In addition to having lines of people waiting for casino-bound buses, some San Francisco neighborhoods are also complaining about noise, trash, and traffic according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

“It is not acceptable for the buses to be double parking, loading passengers in front of residents homes, or blocking driveways,” the Chronicle quoted Wilson Ng, legislative aide to District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang. “We are requesting that MTA increase enforcement to ensure that the buses are picking up in areas where they are permitted and are respectful to our neighbors.”

Currently there is not a lot the city can do as there is no permit program preventing the buses from stopping in these areas because private passenger carriers such as these are not under the domain of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Aagency, but rather the California Public Utilities Commission.