Don’t you hate when your Muni driver steps a little too heavily on the brakes sending you careening into other passengers? Well just be thankful you weren’t on a bus with this guy behind the wheel.
According to news reports, Sydney bus driver Shaun Murphy smoked synthetic cannabis before the dramatic June 15 crash that sent his bus barreling through two fences and into a home. The video shows Murphy, 57, steering at one point with his elbow before passing out. No passengers were on the bus at the time.
Murphy, who was also found to have morphine and methyl amphetamine in his system, pleaded guilty to driving recklessly and under the influence.
Word is that Mayor Ed Lee actually rode Muni yesterday, and nobody got a photo. Don’t get excited: He wasn’t actually trying to get from point A to point B like the rest of us. It was more of a publicity stunt for the mayor’s transportation bond campaign. The San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial board rode the Muni with the mayor, according to SFGate:
Mayor Ed Lee, who is trying to raise $1 million in campaign cash to push his $500 million transportation bond over the finish line in the Nov. 4 election, got a firsthand taste of Muni’s problems on Tuesday morning.
Lee, who lives in Glen Park, took the M-Ocean View train downtown before a meeting with The Chronicle’s editorial board, and no, he didn’t get a seat.
Well, at least this time the mayor won’t get a ticket by parking in the Muni zone! Unfortunately riders didn’t snap a photo of him (unless you did, in which case, send it our way!). We never saw former Mayor Gavin Newsom on the bus ourselves, but SF Citizen snapped a photo of him on Muni, sitting in the elderly/handicapped seating (insert joke here). (more…)
Riding the bus in San Francisco, we’ve all had “Only on Muni” moments—from the good, bad, weird, smelly, or just plain amusing. On Nov. 8, we’re celebrating San Francisco commuters (you!) by hosting another Muni Diaries Live at the Elbo Room. Between now and the show, send us your “Only on Muni” moments via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or this website, and we’ll pick a winner for one pair of Muni Diaries Live front-row reserve tickets.
To enter, simply include @munidiaries and the hashtag #OnlyOnMuni with your story/tweet/photo.
What’s so much better than a boring print advertisement? A four-legged one, of course! Or so say the folks behind a recent advertising campaign that brought a couple of goats, an alpaca, and a lot of cuteness to the Vauxhall Underground Station in London.
The Daily Mail reports that Fred, Barney, and Ben were part of an effort to entice Londoners to visit a local attraction called Transport for London’s Without Leaving London.
Works for us. Now, when can we have Muni Farm Animal day? Bring on the llamas, please!