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Your Holiday Weekend Transit Advisory: Fillmore Street Jazz Festival, July 4 Muni, construction

Fourth of July Holiday Muni Service

Friday: Fourth of July holiday (Observed), Muni will operate on a weekday schedule.

Saturday: Fourth of July holiday, Muni will operate on a Sunday schedule.

Fillmore Street Jazz Festival

Saturday and Sunday:  The Fillmore Street Jazz Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day on Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy streets. Please visit www.fillmorejazzfestival.com for more details.

The following street closures will be required:

From 12 a.m., Saturday to midnight, Sunday

  • Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy streets
  • Washington, Wilmot and Clay streets between Webster and Steiner streets
  • Intersections:  Ellis, Wilmot, O’Farrell, Washington and Clay streets at Fillmore Street

From 7 a.m., Saturday to midnight, Sunday

  • O’Farrell Street between Fillmore and Steiner streets

The closure of O’Farrell Street is also designated for the Fillmore Farmers’ Market which will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The following Muni routes will be affected:

  • 1 California
  • 2 Clement
  • 3 Jackson
  • 22 Fillmore
  • 24 Divisadero
  • 31 Balboa
  • 38 Geary
  • 38R Geary Rapid

Monitored bicycle parking will be available on Fillmore Street between Ellis and O’Farrell streets. (more…)

Add another to the Pantheon of Muni tattoos

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Sure, we’ve seen Muni worm tattoos, F-Market streetcar tattoos, Fast Passes, Muni transfers

But it wasn’t until this morning that we’d seen or heard of anyone honoring the San Francisco institution of cable cars with permanent ink on their skin. Muni rider and cable car lover Luna sent us her new skinwork: “Got my #cablecar #tattoo!” Yes you did, Luna. Yes you did. Red and gold FTW.

Update: Leap bus for sale! Leap bus for sale!

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Update (June 29, 2015): Word comes from Henry that this here magic blue bus has sold for a whopping $9,750. For the math-challenged among you, that’s a mere 3,250 precious cups of Blue Bottle single-serve coffee. Jealous? GET IN LINE.

Original post (June 12, 2015): In a Super-Duper-Size helping of schadenfreude, looks like the failed startup Leap, which dared to challenge our beloved/behated Muni, is auctioning off its wares. Or, at least one of their spiffy blue buses.

Muni/SFMTA should soooooooo buy this and let a group of us riders paint a big ol’ hand flippin’ the bird on the sides. Just an idea.

Currently the Leap bus is being listed on First Capitol Auction, Inc. Thanks to Sarah for finding this. She says, “Anyone want to buy a used start-up bus?”

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Previously:
Private bus service Leap Transit shut down by state
Leap bus needs a tow on Day 2: Is there an app for that?
Gizmodo writer finds the ultimate competitor for Leap buses

What Supervisor Scott Wiener learned about Muni

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San Francisco Transit Riders Union’s 22-Day Muni Challenge ended earlier this week. We fed you the results yesterday (here). Castro supe Scott Wiener’s whopping 106 rides took the top prize.

But Wiener wasn’t content to summarize his experience only with shoe selfies. He wrote a long, heartfelt, and a little politiciany (appropriately) piece for Medium.com. I checked it out, and here’s the bit that really struck home for me, and, I hope, for you, too:

“I’ve experienced pretty much everything you can experience on Muni other than being assaulted. On many occasions, Muni has gotten me where I’m going on time and in one piece. On other occasions, it’s made me late to work, dinner, and doctors appointments. I’ve been late to dates because of Muni and have met dates on Muni. Muni has even made me late to meetings with senior Muni management and to regional transit meetings where I advocate for Muni funding. I took Muni to both of my swearings-in to the Board of Supervisors (both trips got me there on time). I’ve been caught in more Muni subway meltdowns than I can count, including the nightmarish system implosion in the summer of 1998 when the subway was first switched from manual control to computer control. I’ve smelled many odors on Muni and have seen substances on seats that I wasn’t quite able to identify.”

Wiener went on to list the things he learned about Muni, despite being an 18-year veteran of the system. His observations include:

  1. Muni has improved.
  2. There are major disparities among different parts of the City.
  3. Muni’s bus system is pretty amazing.
  4. People like seeing their elected officials on transit.
  5. Transit matters.

Read the full post on Medium.com: “What I Learned During the 22-Day Muni Challenge

Photo by (duh) Scott Wiener

You can’t spell BART without ‘rat’

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San Francisco will never be New York City. I don’t really see too many similarities, to be honest.

That’s why I was mildly surprised to see this tweet from BART rider Sunday: “#BART rats need food, too.”

I guess she’s right, but, BARF!

If you’re not already following @bartdiaries on Twitter, well, then, what’s wrong with you?