Kid draws his dream of an expanded BART


Hey, we’re only 36 years late on this, what?

30-plus-year BART enthusiast Brian shared his drawing, from around 1980, of what BART would look like if he were god.

Highlights include:

  • Geary Boulevard (!!!)
  • Fairgrounds
  • Santa Clara (for Great America DUH)
  • Port Chicago

Far as I’m concerned, the only thing missing here is a Vallejo stop for Discovery Kingdom (née Marine World).

Bravo, exalted one, bravo!

Crow-M-G!!! Bird flies into Muni bus


Update/correction: Cynthia has let us know that the bird seen above is a raven, not a crow. The headline stands, though, because I said it does.

She wrote about her experience with the bird on Muni over on Have a read!

Original post: Via the Twitters, Muni rider Cynthia had a rather unexpected fellow passenger over the weekend:

“TFW a crow flies into your bus and becomes your new best friend.”

All I can think is, What would I do/think if a crow wanted to friend me? Would it mean I was at death’s door and the bird was just biding time until he could devour my entrails? More like, WHAT ELSE COULD IT POSSIBLY MEAN?

BART cops arrest, punch young black man

Update (10:10 a.m.): A BART spokesperson said in a series of tweets that there had been a report of a possible armed robbery and that a 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer. The case has been referred to internal affairs for investigation and apparently there is footage of the incident. At least one of the officers involved was wearing a body camera.

Original post: In the video above and other videos found on the Hunger For Justice SF Facebook page, BART police are seen last night subduing a young black man in handcuffs at the Embarcadero BART station. The officers then punched the young man while he was on the ground in handcuffs.

In response to Friday’s incident, Hunger For Justice SF has planned a protest today at 2 p.m. at Embarcadero Station to demand that SFPD release the young men.

h/t William Fitzgerald

Muni streetcar names of the past and present, visualized and explained


Streetcars! Maps! Histories! Oh, my!

San Francisco architect Randolph Ruiz (whose work we’ve featured before: “Am I riding a Muni bus, streetcar, or subway?“) sent over the map you see above. He calls it SF Muni in 1932—some of the missing letters.

If the visual isn’t enough for you, as awesome as it is, over on Muni’s site, Aaron Bialick’s wrote a history of Muni’s rail lines through the years, which helps to explain why there’s an E and an F, but no A–D. There were G, H, and I lines once upon a magical time. There was a J that didn’t have anything to do with Church. And there was an O that ran along Union Street.

Check out Aaron’s post for a deeper explanation of the Muni rail lines and why they aren’t around anymore.

Image by Randolph Ruiz

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