A commuter shuttles program that the Bay Area Council was instrumental in developing on behalf of regional employers is poised to be made permanent when the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority meets next Tuesday (Feb. 21). The Council will be there to advocate for final approval of the program, capping an intensive five-year effort to craft sensible and reasonable regulations for allowing the shuttles to operate. The innovative shuttles program serves an estimated 10,000 workers and residents, eliminating 2 million single passenger car trips annually from the region’s congested roads and highways, and 2,000 metric tons of carbon from our air. The program has been wildly successful in reducing the impact of shuttles on local streets and improving safety for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. And, it is serving as a model for managing commuter shuttles in other cities throughout the Bay Area. To engage in our commuter shuttles work, please contact Vice President Adrian Covert at acovert@bayareacouncil.org.