This is how our SFMTA does things:
For better or worse…
So much to unpack here:
So I guess MUNI (ALL CAPS all the time – it’s your brand, MUNI. Own it.) has wanted to make more money by using a “wrap” around the whole bus for advertising. But then you, the Gentle Rider (and me too, sometimes), can’t even tell it’s a MUNI bus. So now we have the MUNI logo ON the wrap? So we get, MUNI Glossier. (Man, who wouldn’t want a glossier MUNI, all shiny ‘n stuff!)
-Hybrid Electric actually means Hybrid Diesel, sry.
-“SKIN FIRST. MAKEUP SECOND?” Oh, so that’s what I’ve been doing wrong all these years! Thanks, MUNI!
-QUERY: “Excuse please, large American man. I am new to your country. What mean, ‘Boy Brow grooming?'” ANSWER: “Sorry, I can’t help you there.”
And of course, this bus was delayed due to all the passengers what didn’t pay for their rides, ala CW Nevius. I’ve never seen the MUNI Police not catch ppl – every time they look for cheats, they find them, it seems.
Does this make sense?
How about this?
Homeowners in the Marina, our Great White North, don’t want to be “closer” to the Fish Wharf, so this tunnel will remain closed…
Here’s what it looks like:
You only get entered into the lottery if you give your name, address, and phone number, I think.
You can win like $400, I think. Or maybe just something worth $400, IDK.
IMO, MUNI is a Lesser Transit Agency what has lots of room for improvement. But you won’t find my opinions on SFMTA’s website here, for example. I don’t like the whole SFMTA operation, so why would give it my digits? So what the SFMTA should say is something like, “Of the people who like MUNI, here’s what they think about MUNI.”
(The big problem with the SFMTA is that it’s run for the employees of the SFMTA.)
(And hey, what’s this “customer” stuff? If a PCO issues a ticket and puts it on your car, are you its “customer?” Well, you’d make a payment at Customer Service, so go figure. Or what if you live in LA and your car has never been in Frisco and you get a ticket in the mail – would you then be a “customer” in this kind of mix-up?)
Anyway, you can’t win if you don’t play…
[UPDATE: Obviously, our state and federal constitutions don’t require MUNI to carry political ads. MUNI does so in order to make money. MUNI wants to make money, right? If MUNI really really didn’t like these ads on the sides of their buses, they’re fully empowered to eliminate them. But they don’t. Why? Can you guess? Because of the money. How else can one explain that? And if you don’t understand something what’s hotlinked, you’re supposed to click on the link instead of complaining about how you don’t understand pop culture. ENDOFLINE.]
This one’s new. I’m seeing it all over town. It makes me think of transparent dangling carrots, I’m srsly. It gives me an earworm is what I’m saying.
Oh what’s that, SFMTA – you don’t really want to weigh in on the Mideast, but the money’s just too good to say no?
Imagine a future SFMTA with 10,000 employees, which will happen soon enough. Maybe at that point it will start issuing foreign policy papers.
But until then, this ad program will just have to do…
You can barely see the telephone icon on the blue SFMTA sticker – it’s right next to the “311” you’re supposed to dial if you’re a “vigilante” who’s seen some improper bus driving behavior. But OTOH, it’s easy to see the How’s My Driving? sticker, so one imagines that 311 would get fewer complaint calls now?
The companies certainly don’t want to end up like Bauer’s, with all those 311 calls, that’s for sure
It means Hybrid Diesel (or Diesel Hybrid, if you’d prefer) and…
…it means Zero Local* Emissions.
You see, I’m saying the glass is half full, and the people at the SFMTA are saying the glass is 78.8% full, after fudging some numbers up from the actual 50%. It just depends on how you look at it, and how motivated you are to want to mislead people…
*If you want to say that our Hetch Hetchy system, the one that we shouldn’t even be owning/operating, has zero emissions everywhere, well, I’ll disagree.
These are the new robin’s egg blue decals from the SFMTA – the “pilot” bus program is over, so the old light green decals have expired now.
If you have any beefs with these buses, you’re supposed to call 311, that’s what the new phone icon means. And then you tell them, “Bus 09-5016 just run me over,” or something. That’s the system, baby.
The prefix “09” means LUX LEASING LLC. What’s that? Who the Hell knows, Gentle Reader. It’s some company, somewhere.
And now we’re at the back. Here’s something new to me – a HOW’S MY DRIVING sticker:
‘Cause the “Luxury” Leasing ppl want you complaining to them afore you call up SFGov with your bus beef.
This is how things stand with corporate buses in Frisco in the second half of 2016…