What if BART ran Muni?
Photo by Andrionni Ribo
Last week, a thought occurred to us: What if the agency that runs BART took its turn running Muni? It’s not necessarily a new question, but it’s a fun thought experiment nonetheless.
Would BART make Muni better? Worse? The same? Would running San Francisco’s buses, metro trains, streetcars, and cable cars actually make BART worse?
Here’s the mixed bag of what some of you had to say (responding to the question over at @munidiaries):
- “all for it. Especially if they bring the BART robot voice to MUNI bus announcements.” @jcsnotes
- “what would be better is if we had a comprehensive Bay Area wide transit system instead of a dozen transit fiefdoms” @biohzrd
- “anything would be better than Muni running muni.” @Jynx69637
- “cons: very noisy underground & wouldnt run 24/7. Pros: much much faster” @Medium_Matt
- “it’d be harder to get pee off the cushioned seats” @CrusaderMaximus
- “if muni could be a closed system with its own right of ways… This is like comparing apples to a shitstorm.” @cripsahoy
- “you would have shorter buses during commute hours for no apparent reason” @bellacantare
- “likely the better of two evils. I’m convinced mta is ran by a chimp who’s addicted to meth.” @richardsondh
What do you think? What if BART ran Muni?