Archive for the ‘transit’ Category

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…

Beware the “Friendly” White Bus – Beware this White Whale

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

IDK, man. I like my corporate buses all black and sharp-edged.

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So what’s up what’s up with this? Check out the text up front – “friendly?”

I think I want off of this ride.

(I prefer planes)

The Last YAHOO Bus I Might Ever See

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

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SFMTA Inspector Pledges “Safe Streets” But Runs Red Lights on Market

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

I guess he sort-of-stopped in the middle of this crosswalk on Market outbound near Jones…

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…like you can see more than one red here, when the light is against you…


…but a second later he was off again, to wait for the reds at 7th:

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The signals at the goofy intersection of Market, McAllister, and Jones seem to be messed up lately, IDK why. There was a big redesign to make most of McAllister a two-way street in this area and that worked out OK I s’pose but this hasn’t been a good place to be in 2016.

(Note that the anti-pedestrian chains on the north side of the foot of McAllister have been removed, perhaps to fight crime. This place is pretty dysfunctional, of course.)

Anyway, here’s the kicker – the quite insincere I PLEDGE SAFE STREETS bumper sticker on the back:


On It Goes…

Word on the Street: “BIGGER BUSES COMING TO THE 5R FULTON [LIMITED] RAPID” – Is This a Good Thing?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

IDK, man – 60 foot buses on McAllister?

Muni Forward: Bigger buses coming to the 5R Fulton Rapid

They’ll be like the Mammoth Car from Speed Racer, non?

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They’ll be just like this monster:

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Hello, Backwards MUNI. Hey, what are some of the downsides of this plan? Oh, none, none at all? Well, that’s reassuring. But hey MUNI? What about your Only In Frisco “work rules?” Are those a part of MUNIFORWARD? Oh they are, but you just don’t want to deal with them? OK. OK fine.

Anyway, here’s the “big” announcement:

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These big monsters look more comfortable on Mission, just saying:

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On It Goes…