A command? A suggestion?
I can’t tell…
Here you go:
And then came the blowback. First, from the long-time, SFG0v-connected, right-of-center SPUR:
So what does that mean? The hed’s sensationalistic – well why’s that? I don’t get it, man. Katy Tang’s certainly not jamming the pedal to the metal, right?
And what “betrays the truth?” Hey, you know what the phrase could mean IRL? It could mean that somebody’s unintentionally revealing something, like, hey man I didn’t steal a _red_ car and then park it in a barn down near the big cafe in La Honda. Anyway, that’s what that phrase could mean.
And hey, here comes the appointed Supervisor herself:
Also, “news” in quotes? OUCH. The ‘Xam isn’t news?
And here’s your stinger:
Oh, so all this is Twitter’s fault? I think that’s what I’m hearing.
Of course, our local transit activists won’t ever be happy, but I don’t see what’s wrong with the SFMTA changing Taraval. If I were Traffic Czar, I’d put in a mess of traffic lights west of 19th, to like 25th or so, but that’s just me. And if I were Traffic Czar, I wouldn’t care what local small business owners think – that’s what would make me a czar, the lack of pressure from the Taraval Historic District Business Owners Association, or whatever these people might call themselves.
Anyway, this is what you get with appointed Supervisors, IMO.
Here’s how things look in Japan in 2016 at a nothingburger, random train station:
What do you call these, pocket doors?
Hey BART! Are you up to speed on this?
Imagine installing these automatic safety doors at just one station, like at Powell. It would be an implementation nightmare, just saying.
(OTOH, those cool-looking exposed bulb chandeliers, well putting those into a BART would be a snap…)
Anyway, hop to it BART/MUNI – get on this, like stat.
It looks like this:
All the deets! From our SFMTA! (You know, they really like EXCLAMATION POINTS over there, wow!)
“The SFMTA is excited to introduce MuniMobile: the mobile ticketing app for smartphones coming soon!
MuniMobile enables customers to purchase and use transit fares across the Muni system: bus, rail, cable car and Paratransit.
Buy Muni tickets and passes in advance or on-the-go! With MuniMobile, your phone is your fare. There’s no longer need to carry exact change or rely on fare vending machines to ride.
The app will include the following features:
Ability to purchase, store and use single or multiple Muni fares on one mobile device
Allow passengers to pay for single-ride fares, cable car rides, and one-day, three-day and seven-day passports
Industry-leading security to protect personal information and payments
Responsive eCommerce website for online ticket purchases
Beta testing update: we’re received over 1,600 applicants for the Beta phase of MuniMobile – wow!
Thank you for the tremendous support!
For those who did not sign up in time or were not selected to participate in this phase, don’t worry. The public launch is right around the corner next month.”
At 4:30 PM on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 you can head over to Justin Herman Plaza to see Ellie Goulding and Train perform live.
Hey, you know who’s hosting Super Bowl 50? That’s right, “the San Francisco Bay Area” is. (Shhh. Don’t tell our SFGov City Family about that.)
Speaking of which, SFGov is probably looking forward to getting some national attention for something other than the shooting of Kathryn Steinle.
“2015 NFL KICKOFF PRESENTED BY HYUNDAI” TO CELEBRATE START OF THE NFL SEASON AND NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS’ SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
NATIONWIDE KICKOFF TO SUPER BOWL 50 CELEBRATION
ELLIE GOULDING AND TRAIN TO PERFORM LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO
NBC’S FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA KICKS OFF SEASON AT GILLETTE STADIUM
NBC/NFL Network Special on Thursday, Sept. 10, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. ET
Precedes NFL Kickoff Game:
PITTSBURGH STEELERS vs. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
The NFL kicks off both its 96th season and the season-long celebration of Super Bowl
50 with “2015 NFL KICKOFF PRESENTED BY HYUNDAI” – 7:30 PM ET Thursday,
September 10, it was announced Sunday night during NBC’s national broadcast of the
annual NFL/Hall of Fame Game. Festivities will take place in both New England, home
of the Super Bowl XLIX champion Patriots, and the San Francisco Bay Area, host of
Super Bowl 50.
Celebrations will begin in San Francisco with a free concert featuring multi-platinum
singer-songwriter ELLIE GOULDING and San Francisco’s own Grammy Award-winning
band TRAIN live at Justin Herman Plaza across from the historic Ferry Building. The
musical performances and activations in San Francisco are part of the year-long On
The Fifty campaign dedicated to celebrating the Super Bowl and commemorating Super
Performances by Goulding and Train will be featured in simulcast coverage of a 60-
minute pregame show from New England 7:30 – 8:30 PM ET on NBC and NFL
Network. The live pregame broadcast also will be available via NFL Mobile from
The concert and pregame show lead into the season opener between the Pittsburgh
Steelers and Patriots at Gillette Stadium (NBC, NBC Sports Live Extra on desktop and
tablet, Westwood One Radio Sports, 8:30 PM ET).
This is the 14th consecutive Kickoff celebration to start the season and the 11th time the
NFL has saluted the Super Bowl champions with the opening game in their stadium on
a Thursday in primetime. As part of the Kickoff events leading up to Super Bowl XL ten
years ago, the NFL incorporated musical performances from Los Angeles (home to the
first Super Bowl), Detroit (host of Super Bowl XL) and New England (which won Super
Television’s most-watched studio show, NBC’s Football Night in America, will be live onsite
in New England.
Fans nationwide will participate in Kickoff festivities leading up to the season’s first
games. For example, in Chicago the Bears will host the “2015 Super Bears Shuffle 5K”
at Soldier Field, while Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will be home to the “Ravens Kickoff
Party” at Power Plant Live. In Pittsburgh, the Steelers will host the “Gatorade-Steelers
5K” at Heinz Field benefiting the Art Rooney Scholarship Fund. These are just a few
examples of the many ways teams and fans are getting back to football.
2015 NFL KICKOFF will be produced by RICKY KIRSHNER, the Executive Producer of
the Super Bowl pregame and halftime shows, and directed by GREGG GELFAND.
In addition to presenting sponsor Hyundai, top tier sponsors for the NFL’s Kickoff
platform include Bridgestone, Bud Light, McDonalds, Microsoft, Pepsi, Snickers,
Verizon and Visa.
Media may visit nflmedia.com to apply for credentials to cover the “2015 NFL Kickoff”
concert. The credential deadline is Friday, August 28. Media interested in covering the
game may apply for credentials through the Patriots.
Visit NFL.com/Tickets for tickets to NFL games.
Wow, this was a spectacularly bad idea: