Your Annual ‘Take Muni to Giants Games’ Notice

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We’ve been through this before, you guys. Still, doesn’t matter. Baseball is back! Spring has sprung! Muni vehicles anywhere remotely close to AT&T Park on game days will be that special snowflake shitshow we’ve all come to expect, whether we accept it or not.

Still, and rightly so, SFMTA really wants us to take Muni to the game. If you’re not hoofin’ it, riding your bike (the SF Bike Coalition offers free bicycle storage right there in the belly of the stadium, btw), or god forbid, taking a car (for shame!), here’s some info that might pertain to you:

Opening Day for the 2016 Major League Baseball season is nine days away and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) encourages San Francisco Giants fans to make their plans for getting to and from AT&T Park on game days […] The Giants will play 81 regular season home games this year at AT&T Park, April 7 through Oct. 2. The Giants’ home opener is Thursday, April 7.

And here are the routes that will get you to or close to your favorite baseball team:

  • T Third
  • N Judah
  • 10 Townsend
  • 30 Stockton
  • 45 Union
  • 47 Van Ness

Oh, and if you’re going to today’s game, here’s a note you can show your boss, signed by Gold Glove/Silver Slugger Brandon Crawford (courtesy San Francisco Giants Baseball Club):

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Photo by rebecca olarte

Yeehaw! Drivers compete in first Muni ‘Roadeo’ in 8 years

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Ed. note: Ever wonder what your Muni driver does in their spare time? Over the weekend, some of them competed in the first “Muni Bus Roadeo” since last decade.

Friends of Muni Diaries Steve and Amanda were there to capture some of the excitement. Here’s their report:

The 2016 Muni Bus Roadeo is an event where Muni’s smoothest operators show off their skills in a competition of skill, speed, and safety.

This weekend’s event was the first Roadeo since 2008. In that span, however, San Francisco has been represented at the Super Bowl of bus driving—the American Public Transportation Association’s International Bus Roadeo.

Saturday was a cold and foggy morning when the drivers started, but the sun shined in the afternoon, reflecting off the participants’ neon safety vests.

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