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The true face of waiting in the rain for Muni

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We’d been holding onto this one since the last time it rained. Yeah, we don’t remember exactly when that was, either.

In any case, Muni rider Bitter Giants Fan graciously shared this with the Intertubes. “Nobody is happy waiting for #SFMuni in this rain…”

Correct!

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Elderly pineapple gets its own seat on Muni

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Until they have a formal lobby fighting for their rights, what are senior citizen pineapples supposed to do?

Via Poloroid SF: “Won’t you please give this seat to the elderly or disabled or a pineapple.”

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Big Bird and the Easter Bunny wait patiently for Muni

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We’re guessing that zombie Jesus wasn’t available to accompany the Easter Bunny this year like he was back in 2012.

Via Muni rider Frankie: “On our way to grab lunch this afternoon. Birds ride the [sic] Muni just like the rest of us too.”

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What riding Muni says about life in San Francisco

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It’s not hard to say what makes San Francisco San Francisco; it just might take you awhile. Muni is definitely one of those things, in and of itself. But there is also the revolving cast of characters that make up the drama on wheels that is Muni.

  • “I’ve never actually been to a Trader Joe’s, I’m such a Whole Foods person” OH #CaliforniaCablecar
  • “I’m gonna pop my collar one time and test my pedigree.”
  • Girl across from me is putting stye drops into her eye while on the bus… Is this safe? #muni #SafetyFirst
  • #muni Woman taking up two seats on the M outbound is eating a corn dog. Good morning!
  • Witnessing a serious flirting situation on the 38L. I’m rooting for them, gotta say. #SFMuni

Why? Because, Muni. This week’s Things on Muni is brought to you fellow riders @shereen_ia, @gene_of_sf, @mariazilberman, @lilyofthecity, and @amandaatkins. These and other oddball hilarities await you at the Muni Diaries’s Twitter feed.

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Photo by Archie

Transit News: ACT boss quits, Muni cameras, BARTable website, Muni ethics violations, Muni upgrades

Here are the latest Bay Area transit headlines. Check out our News section for more.

  • AC Transit boss quits just ahead of dismissal meeting (Contra Costa County Times)
  • David Chiu wants Muni buses to keep their enforcement cameras on (SFGate)
  • New website highlighting “BARTable” destinations is launched (BART.gov)
  • Muni contract sparks scrutiny, talk of ethics violations || Update (SF Examiner)
  • Man suspected of pushing man in front of Muni train charged with attempted murder (KRON)
  • Muni’s vow: Service upgrades coming this month, this fall, next February (SFGate)

BART ‘baseball card’ will get you ready for Opening Day

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Can you hear that crack of the bat? Can you smell the popcorn and hot dogs? Are you even more frustrated riding the N-Judah anytime after 4 p.m. on a weekday?

These are all indicators that baseball season has arrived. The good folks at TransForm are celebrating in a rather unique way:

“Opening Day is just around the corner—and we thought your readers would appreciate our handy BART baseball card with key stats about the region’s most baseball-oriented transit system. Check it out in our latest blog post.”

Judging by the stats up above, I think BART has a chance of winning it all this year. Max train speed of 80 mph!

Those of you who are graphically inclined: We request Muni, AC Transit, SamTrans, and VTA “baseball” cards to add to our collection. Thanks!

If you’re not already familiar with them, one of TransForm’s goals is to ensure that we have a BART system that works. Get more information at the Save BART website.

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