Posts Tagged ‘Tomorrow’

Taxi Trilogy: New York City Pulls Ahead of San Francisco Again! Like, Where’s OUR Taxi of Tomorrow?

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Oh well. I guess we’ll have to make do with taxis of today, or, indeed, taxis of yesterday.

Oh well.

Yep, it’s pretty much a Nissan minivan, but it’s been made all special as a taxi. See?

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Thanks, NYC, for showing us the way to The Future…

Oh, and there are some more taxi cab service meetings skedded for the 415, or something:

SFMTA Announces Second Round of Taxi Town Hall Meetings
Agency to discuss electronic waybills at meetings in early June

San Francisco—The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all surface transportation in the City, including the Municipal Railway (Muni) and the regulation of taxis, today announced that it will host a series of town hall meetings on two topics:

1. Using electronic waybills for San Francisco taxis: whether the SFMTA should require electronic reporting based on GPS data instead of the paper trip records currently used by taxi drivers.

2. Peak time taxi permits: whether a new type of permit should be issued for part-time operation of vehicles to increase service during “peak” periods of high demand.

All industry professionals as well as taxi customers are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, June 1
First meeting: 1 to 4 p.m.
Second meeting: 6 to 9 p.m.

Monday, June 6
First meeting: 1 to 4 p.m.
Second meeting: 6 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, June 8
First meeting: 1 to 4 p.m.
Second meeting: 6 to 9 p.m.

The first four sessions on June 1 and June 6 will address the use of electronic waybills in San Francisco taxis and peak time taxis; the final two sessions on June 8 will review and summarize input from the previous meetings. Staff will then present a recommendation based on this input to the SFMTA Board of Directors at a future Board meeting.

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All meetings will be held at the following location:

1 South Van Ness Avenue
2nd Floor, Atrium

Nearby Muni Routes: 6, 9, 14, 47, 49, 71, F Market, Metro—Van Ness Station

In addition to the town hall meetings, those interested may attend the Taxi
Advisory Council (TAC) meeting at 1 p.m. held on the second and third Monday
of each month at the same location.

The SFMTA will be conducting regular taxi town hall meetings at least once a
month to seek input from all interested parties on ways to improve the taxi
industry. The topics to be discussed at these meetings will be posted in advance
at the SFMTA Web site.

The SFMTA encourages all San Francisco residents and visitors to always hire a San Francisco taxi. Legitimate local taxis are easy to spot by the label “San Francisco Taxicab” on the side and rear of each vehicle as well as by the prominent display of the taxi medallion and the driver’s identification. By choosing a San Francisco taxi, customers are assured that they will have a safe ride in a vehicle that has received regular inspections and is properly insured. Customers have the added benefit of knowing that they are supporting their local taxi drivers.

All customer complaints should be reported to 311. For more information about San Francisco taxis, please visit www.sfmta.com/taxis.

Established by voter proposition in 1999, the SFMTA, a department of the City and County of San Francisco, oversees the Municipal Railway (Muni), parking and traffic and taxis. With five modes of transit, Muni has approximately 700,000 passenger boardings each day. Over 35,000 extra vehicles enter San Francisco on any given business day, and rely on the SFMTA to keep the flow of cars, transit vehicles, taxis, delivery trucks, pedestrians and bicycles moving smoothly through the streets.

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
One South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Fl. San Francisco, CA 94103 | Tel: 415.701.4500 | Fax: 415.701.4430 | www.sfmta.com

Those Controversial Bareback Ads from LAN Airlines have all been Replaced Now

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Looks like LAN Airlines (let’s all welcome our newest arrival at SFO – “Latin American Network” is one way to remember it) is moving on from that whole bareback today” ad controversy.

To review, here’s the original ad, as seen on the Streets of San Francisco. (Ignore that white oval, it’s vandalism, possibly from a Women’s Studies major, srsly.)

 

Photo by Brock Keeling / SFist

See? It went, “Boring bus ride today, bareback in Brazil tomorrow. SFO nonstop to South America.”

Which, I don’t know, if you’re trying to do the whole alliteration thing, that’s not too bad. (I mean what other words starting with the letter “B” can you think of?) Anyway, that bit of double entendre met with a bit of controversy. So LAN got all corporate and said they would set things right.

And here’s the result:

Traffic today. Tango tomorrow.”

See?

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Meh.

Anyway, looks like this brouhaha has been put to bed.

So, all you can do is start saving your pennies to get your ticket. Then you grab your dollies…

via suedehead

…and put up your feet for the long trip south:

via David Berkowitz

UCSF Children’s Hospital Presents “Tomorrow….A Better Day” at the de Young

Monday, May 4th, 2009

San Francisco just saw quite a production – Tomorrow….A Better Day from the UCSF Children’s Hospital at UCSF Medical Center. Teens from The Northwest School came down from Seattle, Washington to do a performance piece based on teens’ experiences with chronic illness and hospitalization.

It was easy to tell the players put a lot of work into it. Here’s a scene from Friday at the de Young Museum‘s Koret Auditorium:

The UCSF Children’s Hospital is something of a hotbed of theatrical productions – take a look here to see other projects the kids are working on. Look for news of future events that you can witness here, on Yelp.

This seems like a great program. Here are the details:

 

Play to explore experiences of chronically ill and hospitalized teens

WHAT:

UCSF Children’s Hospital will present “Tomorrow… A Better Day,” a performance piece based on teens’ experiences with chronic illness and hospitalization. The play is a compilation of writings by current and former teen patients at UCSF, adapted for the stage by teachers and students at the arts-focused Northwest School in Seattle. Healthy teens from the Northwest School will travel to San Francisco to perform the piece, which captures the many facets of how teens experience healthcare, and shows how creativity and artistic expression marshal the healing process.

WHEN:

Thursday, April 30, at 12:15 PM, and Friday, May 1, at 3 PM
A question/answer session will immediately follow each performance.

WHERE:

April 30 performance – Cole Hall, UCSF, 513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco
May 1 performance – The de Young Museum, Koret Auditorium,
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

WHO:

Performers, UCSF Child Life Specialists, UCSF teen patients and their families, UCSF Children’s Hospital leadership

CONTACT:

If you plan to attend either performance, please RSVP to Kate Schoen at (415) 476-2557 or kschoen@pubaff.ucsf.edu. On the day of each event, contact Kate Schoen on mobile phone (415) 672-6875.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

“Tomorrow…A Better Day” was created with support from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The idea for the project stemmed from the UCSF Children’s Hospital Child Life Department, whose staff wanted to broaden programming and support for the teen patient population. In 2007, the department began offering a weekend creative arts program for teenagers, many of whom were confined to their hospital beds.

One of the nation’s top children’s hospitals, UCSF Children’s Hospital creates an environment where children and their families find compassionate care at the healing edge of scientific discovery, with more than 150 experts in 50 medical specialties serving patients throughout Northern California and beyond. The hospital admits about 5,000 children each year, including 2,000 babies born in the hospital.