Wanted: Muni advice for an out-of-towner
Photo by Lulu Vision*
Here are some of James’s questions:
- Do we pay when we get on? Or do we need to have pre-paid passes or something?
- When we’re at a bus stop, do we need to put our hand out to catch it or does it always stop at every stop?
- Is there a bell you ring to get off the bus?
- What do I say to the driver when I get on? What’s the little phrase that people use? (for example, here in the UK, it’s usually “one to town, please” or something like that).
- Do I get given a ticket? Do I need to keep hold of it?
A few things have changed since we did a “newbie orientation” last year. The SFMTA has a new customer guide, which addresses some of these questions in more detail but doesn’t really go into my favorite question from James: what you say to the driver when you get on?
We thought it more fitting to turn his inquiry over to you, the Muni-riding community. So whadaya say? Help a guy out.
* Pictured is one of the short-lived Muni double-decker buses, which, you know, is so … British.