As seen in SoMA:
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It’s probably powered by gasoline though…
How much is a gallon of gasoline at the Fell Street ARCO station right now? $2.99
And how about the rest of America? Well, some places are at $1.99 and there are more coming soon.
Hey, remember when the SFMTA used to talk about how people should take MUNI because a one-way fare was less than a gallon of gas? I do. Not too forward-looking, huh?
And remember this ad campaign, to teach stupid car drivers about how gasoline actually costs money?
The SFMTA has stated that increasing gasoline prices are a reason to take MUNI, so, conversely, would falling gasoline prices be a reason to NOT take MUNI?
Think on that.
IMO, the SFMTA needs to deal with its numerous problems honestly.
IMO, the SFMTA isn’t even coming close to doing this.
IMO, the SFMTA isn’t even close to offering, in its words, EXCELLENT TRANSPORTATION CHOICES.
IMO, MUNI’s service is worse than a quarter-century ago, despite the dramatic growth in its budget and its fare prices.
So, real gas prices are historically low and the SFMTA’s prices are historically high.
As seen by photographer James Corrigan at a South San Francisco Costco yesterday, November 16th, 2014:
Granted, this is a membership-only warehouse so I guess you’d have to factor in the $55 annual membership, but prices are dropping like a stone lately – it’s only a matter of time before you’ll be able to purchase sub $3 gas in San Francisco proper…
$4.69 per gallon – Bridgeway Gas. Sausalito, CA 94965:
$3.49 per gallon – Bridgeway Shell, Sausalito, CA 94965, same day:
The Yelpers are NOT IMPRESSED with BRIDGEWAY GAS.
I beg of you, tourists, watch yourselves. Be on guard. This place is full of vultures. Vultures everywhere. Everywhere!
I remember the first time I spent $20 to fill up a gas tank. It was for an Audi 5000 in Hawaii in the 1990′s.
And I remember the first time I spent $100 to fill a gas tank. It was for a Toyota Land Cruiser in Marin County in the 2000′s (by that, I mean The Aughts).
Now here’s present day SF, at the infamous Fell Street ARCO:
Now I’ll tell you, my Nana, who just had stomach surgery Back East, so she’s been slowed down a bit, well, she just told me about paying 30 cents per gallon for gasoline something like 60 years ago, back in ’54. Adjust that for inflation and that works out to two-something dollars a gallon, right?
And back then, America was a poorer country, right?
And back then, you couldn’t buy no hybrid cars to get super-high mileage, right?
Obviously, changes are afoot. Obviously. But the Peak Oil crowd (the latest gathering was circa 2007 or so) has been proven wrong, once again – it’s like clockwork, since the 1800′s.
Uh oh, the let’s-raise-your-rent* / let’s-spend-property-taxes-on-mismanaged-MUNI initiative known as Prop A is in twubble.
Prop A is a gonna lose, big-time.
If only people hearted MUNI as much as their cars…
*Literally, like part of the property tax will get tacked on to your monthly rent, maybe, srsly
The station is closed now but they’re working on a big refurbishment project that was supposed to end last month and now is supposed to end next week.
This area above the gasoline tanks is due for a repaving, it looks like, but all the covers were left off when the workers took a day off, apparently.
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I guess somebody goes down into the tank to get all the water out?
I don’t know.