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Tag Archives: busses
Something Muni does well: Trolleybusses
I am so fond of ragging on San Francisco’s poorly managed Municipal Railway that I often overlook Muni’s remarkable, world-class achievements. (Yes, they really do have some remarkable, world-class achievements.) This post is a first attempt at fixing my glaring … Continue reading
Posted in transit Tagged bus, busses, california, coal, dam, diesel, electric, electricity, generation, hetch, hetch hetchy, hetchy, mta, muni, municipal, nuclear, o'shaughnessy, power, railway, san francisco, sf, transit, transportation, trolley, trolleybus, trolleybusses Leave a comment
Hey, SFMTA, please double residential parking fees and introduce traffic congestion fees.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is a bureaucratic whale, containing, in separate stomachs, the Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) and the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) public transit system. Recently, the SFMTA crunched some numbers and said, … Continue reading
Posted in econ, politics, transit Tagged bus, busses, congestion, department, dpt, econ, economics, empty, fee, fines, macro, meter, micro, mta, muni, municipal, neighborhood, parking, parking and traffic, permit, pockets, pricing, railway, san francisco, sf, sfmta, shortfall, spot, traffic, train, transit, transportation, user, user fee, variable, variable pricing, yearly 3 Comments
TEP proposes good things for Muni. Is this good news?
A week ago the Chronicle reported on some promising preliminary recommendations based on findings from the Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP). These recommendations are great. In many ways they are in line with common sense: improve highly used lines using BRT, … Continue reading
Posted in happiness, politics, transit Tagged board, brt, bus, busses, effectiveness, ford, francisco, gavin, gavin newsom, heavy, light, lrt, mayor, muni, municipal, nat, nat ford, nathaniel, newsom, project, public, rail, railroad, railway, rapid, san, san francisco, sf, supervisors, TEP, transit, transport, transportation, union, workers Leave a comment
Muni’s Nat Ford doing good things?
Wow, it looks like Nat Ford might actually know how to run a municipal transit agency. Let’s hope the Board of Supervisors gets off his back and lets him do it right. Link
How to fix Muni (for real)
On my ‘to write’ list is a manifesto of how to fix Muni. Lay out what’s wrong. Lay out what we need to do to fix it. Dave Snyder of SPUR beat me to the punch. I met Dave last … Continue reading
Mayor spends thousands of dollars to learn transit user fees are necessary.
Dear Mayor Newsom You didn’t have to spend City taxpayer money on private consultants. Anyone could have told you: Just like any other shared and limited public resource, public transit needs user fees. Offering ‘free’ Muni is a destructive proposal. … Continue reading
Sign of Muni progress: rear boarding (beta)
Kudos to Muni for trying to address one of the two main causes of Muni’s notoriously low system-wide average speed: DWELL. (Dwell is a geek transit term for the time for loading and unloading of passengers.) The other cause? Busses … Continue reading
Posted in transit Tagged average speed, boarding, bus, busses, dwell, enforcement, muni, municipal, payment, pop, proof, proof of payment, railway, rear, rear boarding, san francisco, sf, speed Leave a comment
N-Judah tastes blood. Mmm.
This time the N-Judah tries to slice off an old lady’s foot. Links: Nice coverage in Metroblog SF Gate N-Judah Chronicles blog eats this up.
Posted in media, transit Tagged accident, blood, bus, busses, feet, foot, heavy, heavy rail, hurts, judah, killer, light, light rail, lrt, metro, mmm, muni, muni metro, n, n-judah, ouch, pedestrian, rail, san francisco, sf, tram, transit 2 Comments
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
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