Transit news: Ch-ch-changes for Mission Street ‘red carpet’, Muni shelter beating, public meeting on city subway

inside Muni muni diaries by telliprego

What do you need to know about transit this week? Well:

The fantastic inside-the-beast photo is by @telliprego on Instagram. Follow @munidiaries on Instagram to see more.

NYC subway masturbator takes load of public shame

Consider yourself warned, NYC subway masturbators.

One lady — my hero — has no time for in-transit self love. Among other vicious, verbal lashings contained in the video above, she asks (rightly): “Sitting here rubbing on your penis, are you serious?”

Watch the whole damn thing. Over and over again.

Public masturbation is absolutely no bigs to some folks, and sometimes, people are cool with that. Sometimes they’re not, and the police will come looking for your ass: Like when the so-called Muni Humper went around rubbing his bits on ladies on the N-Judah.

So, keep it together, folks. As Muni Diaries Live alum Tara De Moulin put it so eloquently to song:

Creepy guy’s crotch just brushed my side

For the 27th time

Hey, it’s not that bumpy a ride

Get a magazine if you’re horny


BART puts on a surprising light show

A video posted by amanda m (@amandamiyoshi) on

Maybe you’ve been on BART a thousand times, but did you ever notice this sneaky little light show on the platform? Filmed by @amandamiyoshi, the reflection on the metal walls as the train rolls into the station is surprising and delightful.

Got your own Muni or BART moment (like doge riding the train in little tiny boots or a random life-size ice cream sandwich waiting on the platform)? Tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to submit your own diary!

Muni operator, driver get into physical fight

Image courtesy Carla Romero for The Examiner

Being a Muni operator is no picnic in the park sometimes. Because, FSM knows, even as you’re piloting a Muni vehicle by picnics in the park, any number of surprises and vitriol could launch themselves into your lane.

That’s why it was especially disheartening to see and hear of violence against Muni operators. This past weekend, Muni operator Carla Romero, pictured above, claimed she was attacked by an irate car driver as she reattached the trolley wires outside a 30-Stockton bus. The driver, in turn, claimed Romero attacked him. See the full report on

Romero told The Examiner that she loves working for Muni, but she wants the public to be more aware of the violence operators are subject to out there.

To many of us Muni riders, a great operator can make your day. Cases in point: an operator, Tammy, throwing a party for her passengers on the 33-StanyanDriver Doug, who somehow still associates the word “Zen” with Muni after driving it for 17 years; and this Metro operator, who has absolutely no time to wait for shit blocking his path.

Stay safe, everybody, and keep your hands to yourselves whenever possible.

Punctuation mishap on Muni warning sign

air quote warning jules forrest

This sign on Muni is pretty much the equivalent of nails on a chalkboard for the punctuation-inclined (otherwise known as civilized people). Via @julesforrest on Twitter, who said: “Type crimes of Muni, quotation marks edition.”

It’s hard to know where to start with this “warning” sign: the existence of quotation marks, the not-so-smart quote, or the underline? Well, don’t worry, it’s just a “warning.”

The right quotation marks (or comma, in this case) make the world go ’round. Got your own Muni pet peeve? Send it our way @munidiaries on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Hat tip: @mwichary

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