Transit News: Muni Driver Accused of Insurance Fraud, BART Bedbugs

california cable car by sirgious

This week’s transit news for you, which we can best sum up as, “Don’t touch anything on BART.”

  • Muni driver accused of fabricating attack (SFGate)
  • BART rider finds bedbug on SFO train (ABC)
  • Crews working on plan to repair Quint St. Bridge in San Francisco (ABC 7)
  • BART board approves 37% raise for general manager, more (Patch)
  • Teen gets long sentence for shooting at San Leandro BART station (Contra Costa Times)

Another Muni worm tattoo surfaces


This time, the worm finds itself on some dude’s chest, over his heart, I presume. I mean, yes. But also, really? Okay, got it. Cool.

Also: Are any of you out there willing to do as this guy has done?

Previously on Muni Diaries:

Hey, That’s My Tattoo! Girl Reunites With Her Muni Tattoo
Muni Transfer Tattoo Honors Family, Bernal Heights

Via Sara (whose hashtags here seem pertinent, so I’m leaving them): “Fresh ink. #muni #sf #idiot”

F-Market streetcar rides inspire cute towels


Muni rider Cristina was forced above-ground, so to speak. That move led to a change of heart.

Two years ago, I sprained my ankle really badly. I live close to Church and Market and I used to take the underground trains when I needed to get downtown. But since my ankle was in such bad shape, I started taking the F-Market because the stop is a block closer. I’ll never go back!

I love the streetcars. All of them are beautiful. I love people-watching along Market Street. I love how even though it caters heavily to tourists, this line ends up serving all the types of people who live, work and hang out along Market Street. It’s my favorite ride in the city.

Cristina translated her love of the streetcars into art. The image above is one of her F-Market dish towels. You can buy them at her Etsy shop.

Take a ride on the Muni Fun Bus


Late last week, when we were busy prepping for Muni Diaries Live, Kelsey dropped this in our inbox.

“I took the fun bus to work this morning.”

Earlier today, when I was about to start digging around for WTF this could be, the fun bus itself pulled into the Kirkland yard across from my office. Not exactly white-whale material, but prescient, at least.

Fun Bus is an ad campaign by Popcorn Indiana. (Guess what they sell?) It’s a fun bus-wrap idea, and one that makes us snack-hungry, or, snackry.

Thanks for making the bus fun again, Popcorn Indiana!