Clearly, the “if you don’t have anything nice to say…” adage is not Muni Diaries’ style. Usually. But today, we have something nice to say.
The 31AX (express service running between the Outer Richmond and Financial District) earned itself some kudos today. By the time it showed up at my stop on Balboa at 28th Avenue (at 8 a.m.), it was packed. But the beautiful part is that at Park Presidio, it stops picking people up. It zooms along, down Geary, then down Bush, to get this busload of people to their jobs downtown. Even in spite of the full bus, it was still punctual, pleasantly quiet and got me to downtown in a record 30 minutes. I had more than enough time to stop and grab coffee during my walk up Sansome to the Wharves, and I felt fantastic because of it.
Getting to work on time, reliably, is one of the biggest beefs I have with the system these days. But I might be less inclined to strangle people and pen angry letters to Muni HQ if the limited service runs continue performing as well as they did today.
Is an increase in express lines the answer? Think and discuss.
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.