76-Marin Headlands gets made-over

Photo by pmmueller

Have you ever had a reason to take Muni to Marin? We’re not talking a simple crossing of the best bridge in the world* here.

The 76-Marin Headlands was a rarely used, always behind schedule route that ferried humans across the great expanse and deep into the nether regions of the Marin Headlands (thus the route’s designation). Now, SFMTA has thrown this poor route a lifeline, last weekend establishing the spiffy, revamped 76X-Marin Headlands Express. See what they did there with that name?

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Muni’s Got Your Ticket to the Gun Show

Octoferret dropped this one in our Muni Photos Flickr pool. Someone tell the NRA, because this Muni’s next stop is the goddamn rifle range.

Octoferret says:

On the 76 line in the Marin Headlands.

My second favorite is ‘General Manager’ on the northbound 19-Polk.

“General Manager” is a great WTF-inducer. I have two others tied for first, though: the running ticker of gibberish and Sassy Muni Bus. Please Ho, indeed.

To answer your burning question, though, there is apparently a place called Rifle Range in the Marin Headlands. The National Park Service says you can find those purty Mission Blue butterflies there. Nowadays, it appears to function more as a venue/public space than a shooting range. Please give us a break for giggling, though, as we don’t see “rifle range” on many things around here.

Go ahead, make my day: drop some photo goodies in our award-winning (finalist-making) Muni Photos Flickr pool.

Golden Gate Bridge Hella Expensive via Car, Turns Out

Photo by pmmueller on Flickr

SF Appeal, via the Wall Street Journal, says more and more people are ditching their cars for public transit when crossing World’s Coolest Bridge. Rising gas prices and $5-6 in toll fares started, well, taking their toll. Via the Appeal:

The number that continues to rise is the amount of people taking public transit to cross the iconic span. 576,000 passengers have made their way across the bridge by bus this past May, 4.2% more than May 2010.

The 76-Marin Headlands — on which the photo above was taken — will get you to the other side and back (allegedly). You might run into Spock and Kirk, even. As more people ride Muni (and Golden Gate Transit) across the famed landmark, let’s hope Muni makes more of an effort to ensure these buses run on time. Please? We said please.

In the meantime, pad your schedule and try to be in the opposite of a hurry.