Update 2: Still no official word on what caused the pile-up of buses and trains on Market this morning. The headline of this post is what it is because, frankly, we ran with hearsay rather than verifying. Sorry for the sensationalism.
That said, we don’t know that a train didn’t hit a cyclist. Anyone reading this who has information is encouraged to let us know. You can leave a comment here on Muni Diaries. Thanks!
Update 1: Still no word on this morning’s accident on or near Market. But Tara snapped this photo of the Muni backup on the street:
Original post: Or, is it “Cyclist hit by F?”
Details to come …
On the phone? Srsly? I don’t think I’ve seen that yet.
Preliminary investigation points to high speed just before two Muni trains collided Saturday by AT&T Park. Apparently, the driver of the vehicle at fault may have been on a cellphone.
The investigation is, as they say, ongoing.
Sixteen were hurt, and of those, 12 sent to the hospital. Of those, four are out as of today, three days after the event. Eight people in the hospital at least three days? As someone who has spent up to one week in a hospital, a) I don’t envy these people their stay, nor b) their injuries.
Sorry. I shouldn’t try to be cute in this space.
I was tipped off to a nice little blog about Muni etiquette last night. Hop on over to Muni Manners and learn a thing or two about how properly to ride the rails and routes.
And please, show some love.
Okay, I’m done.
Not the agency, but the streetcar that collided with another one Saturday afternoon near AT&T Park.
Okay, that headline is harsh, but Muni’s been letting us down handsomely lately.
And now, it turns out, the beleagured agency is set to receive $7 million from the Homeland Security Department.
Never minding the cognitive dissonance of a right-wing-run government agency doling out money to a public transit agency, I just want this money tagged and tracked. Want to know how much is spent on what, and how, and let’s look at the results.
Count me skeptical toward this doing anything to fix the multitude of problems facing SFMTA.