Archive for the ‘transit’ Category

Word from an Official SFMTA MUNI Bus: “Thank You, Israel, for Fighting Our Shared Enemies for Us”

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

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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’re Supposed to Call 311 on Corporate Shuttle Buses, But the Companies Would Prefer You To Call New “How’s My Driving” Numbers

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

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?

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The companies certainly don’t want to end up like Bauer’s, with all those 311 calls, that’s for sure

What SFMTA/MUNI Really Means When It Says, “Hybrid Electric” and “Zero Emission”

Friday, September 9th, 2016

It means Hybrid Diesel (or Diesel Hybrid, if you’d prefer) and…

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…it means Zero Local* Emissions.

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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┬ánumbers 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.

Know Your Google Bus from the Front, Side and Back

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

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.

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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.

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And now we’re at the back. Here’s something new to me – a HOW’S MY DRIVING sticker:

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‘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…

Brand-New 60-Foot Bus Climbs McAllister – The Future is Now – An Xcelsior Trolleybus (XT) in the Western Addition

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

This one was built Just For Frisco:

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Big, in’nt?

Careful Now, Ladies – There are MEN AT WORK at the CalTrain

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Oh, I’m sorry, I shouldda said, “CalTrans,” the way people call the Cal Train on the Internet, sometimes:

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Are these old old signs for these old old trains around still*? Perhaps they’ve been grandfathered in as historic relics…

*This shot is From The Aughts.

The Amazing Extendable/Convertible Tourist Bus – But the Wheels are in the Wrong Place?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

How does this work – you take the roof off the back of a regular bus and then tack it on the back to make a super-long, semi-convertible bus?

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Anyway, the rear wheels seem to be too far forward is all…

SFMTA Child-Care Advice: Have Mary Poppins Fly Over from Marin County

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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Is Bauer’s Limousine Back on the Road with the Corporate Shuttle Program? It’s Hard to Tell

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

There was this news a few months back of course.

And this is what they’re rolling these days:

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Is this an old shuttle ID? I think so. But them diesels engines, them BLUETEC “clean” diesels, well, they run a bit hot, so that’s why decal is falling apart?

If this is the old ID, why not just take it off?

Look Where Facebook Buses are “Staging” Now – On JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

The first I’ve seen this – parked in Tour Bus Only near the Conservatory of Flowers:

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I don’t know where Zuck is supposed to park his interstate buses, but it’s not here…