San Francisco issues first private transit permit to Chariot

The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (SFMTA) has issued a conditional private transit operator permit to shuttle company Chariot, which is owned by Ford.
SFMTA worked with Chariot during the review process to relocate more than 100 stops from illegal to safe loading areas. The permit’s conditions require Chariot to find safe, legal alternative loading areas for the remaining 9% of its more than 200 stops by August.
This is the first — and thus far, only — permit SFMTA has granted since adopting new private transit operator regulations in October.