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.
Who says The Richmond is boring?
This is, and has been, a thing – see?
Hey, should these two blocks be on the Strava? Well, since there’re stop signs at the bottom of the dip, the answer is NO. Unless the “King of the Mountain” can actually stop, wait for any cross traffic to clear and then climb up to the next intersection in just 13 seconds…
If only Strava had more lawyer-advisors, you know, instead of the lawyer-investors, then Strava might look at this issue differently…
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…
Both these drivers wanted to turn left on northbound Church and left turns are allowed on weekends, but I can’t tell you which driver is turning left from the wrong lane.
There’s a similar situation on nearby Octavia “Boulevard” with right turns – drivers wonder if it’s legal to turn right from the middle lane. Apparently, putting up signs is considered “bad design,” which is ironic since all of Octavia Boulevard is bad design.
[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…