Here you go, from CBS SF:
“The number of vehicles towed decreased during the current five year contract with AutoReturn from 71,000 in 2005 to 42,000 in 2015. SFMTA officials said this was due to factors including increased compliance from drivers, reduced vehicle ownership…“
OK, let’s add them up. The latest numbers from CA DMV show an ESTIMATED VEHICLES REGISTERED BY COUNTY for Frisco being:
481,790 (leaving out the “trailers,” as one does)
That’s calendar 2014.
Of course that’s higher than 2013:
And of course that’s higher than 2005:
(And this doesn’t keep track of all the very towable tourist rides about town and all the unregistered vehicles all over the 415 with license plates from Oregon and Nevada and whathaveyou – I’ll tell you, the number of those vehicles are UP in SF as well.)
Don’t the “urbanist” urbonauts running our SFMTA know this off the top of their heads?
Of course they do know how to spend our money – the TCOE* for whomever uttered our SFMTA’s bogus allegation about “reduced vehicle ownership” in SF has gotta be anywhere from $150k (or so) ON UP, perhaps $200k+
[Upon completion, the READER should understand that REDUCED VEHICLE OWNERSHIP over the past decade is a MYTH perpetrated by the SFMTA for WHATEVER REASON]
Thank you, drive through.
*Total Cost Of Employment