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Muni Chief Nat Ford on KQED’s Forum

Above: San Francisco Muni Chief Nathaniel “Nat” Ford (left) chats it up with Mayor Gavin Newsom. KQED’s amazing community affairs program “Forum” featured Muni Chief Nat Ford Thursday. Michael Krasny asks some hard questions but didn’t always get great answers. … Continue reading

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Is the Transit Effectiveness Project just expensive City government masturbation?

I attended a presentation by the Transit Effectiveness Project at the November 28th meeting of the Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC). I was excited at the prospect. Finally, the City Controller Office is doing serious work regarding a delinquent, … Continue reading

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The City’s continuing support of MUNI is worse than no-bid Halliburton contracts in Iraq.

Surely, you’re familiar with no-bid contracts in Iraq. The United States federal government and its armed forces awarded numerous reconstruction and basic services contracts with no open competitive bidding processes during the early years of the Iraq War. The most … Continue reading

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Light Rail SMACKDOWN: Dublin’s LUAS vs. SF MUNI’s T-Third

Two world-class cities. Two new light rail lines. Who will take all in the LIGHT RAIL SMACKDOWN? Meet the contenders:

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SF Central Subway is slowest slow motion train wreck in history.

Do you like watching bloody transit carnage unfold? You’re in luck, here’s a doozy. Check out these fantastic series of posts on the proposed Central Subway in San Francisco. (Primer for the uninitiated: a proposal is on deck to extend … Continue reading

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