Privatize Muni and Bart
In order to improve on the services of public transportation (MUNI & BART), we need to first privatize and encourage competition. In addition, we need to eliminate union workers. I have heard and saw too many rediculous things about them. For example, the Muni maintenance group, some of them are forced by their supervisors to delay works in order to collect overtime pay. As for drivers, many would take break time together. As the result, no buses would come for a long time. And when they do come, they come in clusters. Many of the union workers do not care about their job, because no matter how bad they perform, their jobs are guaranteed.
Enforcing fare payment: It is not the police's job to enforce fare. It is the Bus driver's responsibility to enforce payment. Why do we have to pay the police officer(s) to do what the bus driver is suppose to do? From my personal experience, many drivers simply didn't bother to verify transfer or enforcement. No wonder Muni is always in deficit. Keep increasing fares is not a solution. We need to make sure that the Muni employees are doing what they are supposingly hired to do. We need PROUD workers, not LAZY ones.
Generating revenue without increasing fares: There are so many wasted spaces on the buses and stations that can potentially generating millions of advertisement revenue. Having to continue increase fares while reducing services in order to balance the budget every 6 to 12 months is totally absurd. Put together a business development team and starting generating more revenue.