Posts Tagged ‘bus’
Absurd MUNI 21 Hayes Bus Stop Situation (7 Stops for 6 Short Blocks) is Now Slightly Less Absurd – Thx SFMTA, SrslyWednesday, December 10th, 2014
Well here’s the official notice, seen in the Western Addition just north of the Panhandle and, I might add, just after election time:
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Mind you, these aren’t big big city blocks the likes of which you’ll find in SoMA or out in the Avenues. These are small blocks chock-a-block full of bus stops. Check it, and remember that Ashbury used to have stops as well.
So hurrah for the SFMTA.
An SFMTA Fantasy for Van Ness – Check Out This Illustration – IRL, Route 101 Will be Filled with Cars, Bumper to BumperThursday, November 20th, 2014
Is this a joke?
This is a joke, right?
School buses in San Francisco? Are we going to have yet another SFUSD consent decree and be busing kids around even more? Actually, SFMTA, the trend is to have less busing and also lots of kids ride on SFMTA buses, as you well know, SFMTA. So why would you show a Van Ness with more school buses than cars?
And also, the number of buses on Van Ness will be greater than the number of people waiting for buses on Van Ness?
What are you smoking, SFMTA?
Sometimes I don’t know.
How the Mellow SFPD Handles Things When All You Want To Do on Election Day is Sit at a MUNI Stop and Drink BeerFriday, November 7th, 2014
You’d make it simpler for the fuzz if you’d transfer your booze to a water bottle or something. Simply putting your 40 in a paper bag or, in this case, black fabric(?), doesn’t cut it.
So they’ll pour your brew out right in front of you. And then quickly move on to the friction of the day, no muss, no fuss.
World Series Update: “FUCK SFMTA” – “Only in SF Do People Hate the Transit Agency More Than the Cops”Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Word on the Street, via @SFNick, @robertol, and @kevinmonty:
Hey, how’s Prop A doing? The last polling I saw it wasn’t doing so hot, but that was a while ago.
Oh look, media coverage:
Meanwhile, the people at the SFMTA claim to be offering, “Excellent Transportation Choices.” And they ask the public for advice about MUNI can become “more perfect.”
Something’s gotta give here – I suppose we’ll find out next week…
Attention Tour Bus Operators: After a Fender-Bender, Get Your Rigs Out of the Middle Lane of Oak Street – Don’t Be Calling Your Insurance AgentWednesday, October 29th, 2014
So, yes, you had a little fender-bender with your big bus, and yes, it was related to the endless tinkering done by the SFMTA MUNI DPT DPW bowl of alphabet soup. So what! It’s not that big of a deal. CSI San Francisco isn’t going to send it’s Go Team and the NTSB isn’t coming neither.
Therefore, get your bus out of the roadway, pull it over. Sure, take a couple iPhone shots first, sure. But then get outta the way. THIS IS SFPD POLICY. Don’t you know this? You had at least two employees on the scene, why not have one, I don’t know, let’s call him the Driver, drive the bus to one side of the road or the other. Did you call the SFPD? IDK, but if you did, don’t you want them to show up? Now, how are they going to do that if you block the road, which, as stated, is a noteworthy bottleneck already, due to ongoing construction efforts, for umpty-ump minutes?
I cry foul.
Help Break the SFMTA’s Secret Shuttle Bus Code: Send in Your Photos of the ID Numbers You See on All Those BusesWednesday, October 22nd, 2014
This older post from Nitasha Tiku of ValleyWag might be a bit out of date, as I know some of the codes listed there don’t match what I’ve been seeing IRL.
This is what I’m talking about here:
So, “Loop Transportation Inc” uses SFMTA code “07″ – are there other names for this outfit? I know not. Anyway, they have at least 74 vehicles, one assumes (based upon observations).
Here’s the list:
1. Bauer’s IT
2. Sunset Development/Bishop Ranch
3. Black Tie Transportation
5. SFO Airporter
6. Royal Coach Tours
7. Lux Leasing
8. Storer Coachways
9. MV Transportation
10. LOOP Transportation
So if you see a bus that has a different code than what you see here, take a photo and send it in to the email address you see on the top of this blog. Or really, I don’t need a photo, I just need to know the Pilot Program ID number and then the “Operated By” info on the side of the ride.
Then I’ll look into things and then post an updated list complete with the highest bus number observed and then I’ll post it for tout le monde to see. (I don’t know why the SFMTA considers this info so supr secrt but it does.)
And of course, if you have some big beef against some bus, what you’re supposed to do is call 311 and then tell them the five-digit code so they can take action, if necessary. That’s the system, baby.
Our Poor SFMTA Slows Down the Speed of Its Aspirations: “@MuniRapid” Handle Changed to “@MuniForward”Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
MUNI is many things, but the one thing America’s slowest big-city transit system is NOT is rapid.
So that’s why so many people LOL’ed / WTF’ed when they first discovered the Twitter handle “@MuniRapid.”
But now the SFMTA wants to take more of YOUR money* to pay for Prop A, so it’s gearing up for the big November 2014 election by showering the love upon its passengers. (IRL, MUNI is more concerned about MUNI employees almost all of the rest of the time.)
Anywho, here it is:
Now isn’t that delicious?
You see, because now all MUNI operators have to do is select the right gear and simply creep FORWARD, at any speed – there will be no expectation of MUNI RAPID-ly getting its customers anywhere.
At least they’re being honest.
*Hey, maybe you’re cool with that, I don’t know. What percentage of your property taxes will go to pay for the almost one billion dollar Prop A? IDK. How much money will it add up to? Hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of dollars over the years? Oh what’s that, you’re a renter with rent control? Well, here comes your Prop A “pass-through” rent increase. How much could that be? Hundreds? Thousands? Thousands and thousands? IDK, maybe. Would it be better to fund MUNI’s mad-money Prop A fund by simply taxing every resident $1000, you know, including infants? IDK. What I do know is that horrible MUNI is not even promising any kind of reform in exchange for the extra money it wants from us. MUNI thinks it’s great, srsly. MUNI thinks it offers us, and I’m srsly, “EXCELLENT TRANSPORTATION CHOICES.” If you agree with that, then you should prolly vote Yes on A, the way SFGov wants you to…