You cheered for “Equality for all!” You hissed, bitched, and whined for “Go Giants!”
Now we can just go back to not giving much of a damn about what’s on our bus marquees. Oh well, that was fun.
SF Appeal reports that SFMTA/Muni will cease its practice of promotional messages. WHY ON EARTH WOULD THEY DO SUCH A THING? you ask.
“The transit agency’s decision to terminate the program is the apparent result of increasing complaints from riders — some of whom are developmentally disabled — claiming that the messages distract from reading Muni route information, officials said.”
So, so practical, Muni. Thanks for that.
Read the rest of the article at SF Appeal.
For the record, we were big fans of “Equality for all!” We suspect you might’ve been, too.
Just in time for gift-giving season!
With the help our trusty craftswoman, Heather, we’ve restocked the Muni Diaries Etsy store with hella new wallets. Each has its very own authentic Fast Pass hand-sewn into it, with a backing of various old Muni maps and room for your Clipper card and a few other items. Only $10 plus shipping.
Get one for yourself, or to give to that special someone on your list.
Muni Diaries store on Etsy
Photo by Special*Dark
We always kinda expect New York City’s MTA to be years ahead of Muni (and BART, for that matter). True to form, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy has a plan for musical subway turnstiles in the Big Apple.
“I’ve been fighting for now 14 years to try to do this, to make all the subway turnstiles make music. I want to make every station in New York have a different set of dominant keys, so that people when they grow up, later on in life, will hear a piece of music and be like, “Oh that’s Union Square.”
A KT-Ingleside train full of passengers took off Wednesday morning without the driver after the driver stepped out to fix the door, possibly (according to SFGate anyway) forgetting to set the emergency brake. Ghost ride the Muni? According to SFGate:
A rider brought the train to a halt in the tunnel between the Castro and Forest Hill stations by activating the emergency brake, Muni said.
Passengers were never in danger because the train was under automatic control, said John Haley, director of transit for the Municipal Railway. But the incident is under investigation, and the operator is on paid leave and is undergoing routine drug and alcohol testing, Haley said. The driver’s name has not been released.
SFGate says that a passenger frantically came down the aisle saying that there was no driver. Another passenger finally hit the emergency brake and stopped the train, SFGate reports. More from SFGate on the ghost train.