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Monthly Archives: December 2007
Killer Muni strikes again.
This is getting ridiculous. Rant. Link (Examiner) Link (SF Gate)
Posted in politics, transit Tagged accident, articulated, breda, bus, busses, death, error, ingleside, k, killer, light, light rail, lrt, manslaughter, metro, muni, murder, pedestrian, rail, san francisco, sf Leave a comment
Are taxis a “green” form of transit?
I love the premise of the Green Cab taxi company that started operating in the City this year. Sexy! Green! Buzzwords! Their cabs DO look good on the street. They stand out and offer clear differentiation from other cabs both … Continue reading
New Year’s Eve Eve
Another tough day. The revelers were out full swing when I started my shift at midnight. I had constant fares until 3 am. Unfortunately, when the well ran dry at 3 am it never filled up again. Nobody had to … Continue reading
Thanks for your 3 months of work on the competitive analysis, Suzy. Let’s meet at 3:30 tomorrow and figure out how to implement!
Here’s a great interview with Columbia University professor of management William Dugan about why brainstorming doesn’t always serve our needs as well as it could. I echo some of his thoughts from my personal experience below. Surely you’ve had these … Continue reading
Posted in econ Tagged analysis, brainstorm, brainstorming, business, creative, discussion, flow, generation, ideas, implementation, management, managing, meetings, planning, strategic thinking, strategy, techniques, thinking, though 1 Comment
Today was a tough, tough day to drive a cab. I left the garage at 5 am. Nobody was out in the morning. I had about one fare per hour until around noon when the fare faucet started to drip … Continue reading
Muni strikes again. Teen killed.
This time it’s the 9x Bayshore Express — articulated — tough busses to drive. Link (Examiner) Same rant as usual.
Posted in politics, transit Tagged accident, articulated, bus, busses, death, error, killer, manslaughter, muni, murder, pedestrian, san francisco, sf Leave a comment
It’s quiet in the City driving between holidays.
Above: an elevated view of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. (Source) I didn’t want to fart around and write more blog entries yesterday, so I showed up to DeSoto early in the morning to see if they had an … Continue reading
And now for some hippie speak on why cars are bad.
First, a surprising statistic about per capita car ownership. The USA doesn’t even rank in the top five! First, a non-surprising statistic about per capita vehicle ownership. The USA ranks at the top! (Source) (Old Source – This data set … Continue reading
Posted in econ, transit Tagged bus, buses, cars, cost, cost of ownership, economy, energy, heavy rail, light rail, lrt, muni, oil, ownership, per mile, personal vehicles, public transit, rail, train, transit, transport, transportation, vehicles 10 Comments
What would a San Francisco subway system look like? Maybe a little something like this…
I’m a big fan of Eric’s Transbay Blog. This Eric fellow never fails to impress. A recent post posed this question: if we had all the money in the world to spend on transit (and sometimes it seems like we … Continue reading
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