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Listen to Klee Wiggins at Muni Diaries Live: ‘I wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for Muni’

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Photo by Kevin Wong

You know how sometimes you just stumble upon greatness unintentionally? That happened to us when we were planning last month’s Muni Diaries Live.

One rando day I saw someone post a Throwback Thursday photo of herself and her dad, decked out as he was in an honest-to-goodness Muni operator uniform. I followed the breadcrumb trail to Klee Wiggins, daughter of a Muni bus driver.

Fast forward to that night in November at the Elbo Room, when we were all treated to 12 minutes of delightful and hilarious and touching stories of growing up in a Muni family.

Check out Klee’s performance at Muni Diaries Live.

Previously …
Ronn Vigh
Dhaya Lakshminarayanan

Transit News: Free Muni for seniors, faster Muni, extending Central Subway, Sunset Tunnel, Wharf hard to get to via transit

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Photo by Justin

  • SFMTA chief signals free Muni for seniors ‘very likely’ (SF Examiner)
  • All-Door Muni Boarding Still Means Quicker Buses, Less Fare Evasion (Streetsblog SF)
  • Meet the BART-stopping woman behind “Black Lives Matter” (grist)
  • Extending the Central Subway: Why Stop at Fisherman’s Wharf? (Streetsblog SF)
  • BART needs a second transbay tube (Chronicle opinion)
  • How The Sunset Tunnel Became The Gateway To The West (Hoodline)
  • Fisherman’s Wharf transit options difficult to navigate, workers say (SF Examiner)

Schoolin’ the kids in a Muni Mom Moment

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Photo by David Lytle (not the subjects of the story below)

A popular thread running through this site (and our Twitter and Facebook pages) is complaints about rowdy or harmful passengers riders and the rest of our failure to do or say anything. Well, Dhaya has enough, y’all.

Today on the bus a young man was blasting on his phone what seemed like two engines fighting each other, which was in reality “music.” Although Muni has a sign that says “No Radios,” clearly Muni is run by old fogies who don’t know mobile devices can play “music.”

When the young man asked, “Hey any requests what do you wanna hear?” out loud, I took the opportunity.

“I believe I speak for the entire back of the bus, when I say ‘We request mute.'”

He got upset and said “That’s some SF liberal bullshit.”

I said, “Damn right!”

Then his friend nudged him as if to say, “Don’t mess with those kind.”

Then the other bus patrons smiled at me, while continuing to take inaction.

I just mom’d someone and I’m so excited about this new found superpower.

I hereby nominate Dhaya Muni Manners Sheriff. The terms lasts a lifetime. What say, Dhaya?

Oh those Muni moments …

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They make us laugh. They make us cry. They make us want to flail randomly and take out anything that might get in our way. They are Muni moments. These are our favorites this week:

  • Guy in front of me on the 22-Fillmore is knitting up a storm. He’s as fast as any grandma.
  • Everyday is a new day on #sfmuni. Got on the 81x and the driver is asking if anyone knows the route
  • There is a small black bird hopping confusedly around inside the K-Ingleside. #SFMuni
  • A guy just thanked us ladies for letting him take a “bomb ass” nap on the N-Judah. You’re welcome.
  • Bus driver is standing up and doing squats in the aisle during red lights

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Amid his busiest month of the year, Santa snoozes on BART

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I guess Santa is soaking up every minute of shut-eye before his biggest work night of the year.

My friend Beth (@bwinegarner on Instagram) spotted this snoozer on BART recently, and I’m pretty sure this bad Santa gets on the naughty list for such behavior. That goes for the rest of the sleepers on BART, too. Santa knows, children. Santa knows.