Weekend Photos: Await

Photo by Michelle Chan

I couldn’t help but smile when I found Michelle Chan’s photo of her younger brother carrying a bouquet of roses on Muni. Who can resist?

Here’s some good info from SFMTA on tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s Day parade and Muni routes that will be affected.

Enjoy these photos and your weekend!

Photo by Troy Holden

Photo by innov8tional

Photo by bsterling on Instagram

Photo by Michelle Chan

Muni News: Late-night BART, sex workers on Muni, upcoming holiday info

Perspective Comes, The Way It Always Does
Photo by mike dillon

  • Muni maintenance yard not operating at full capacity (SF Examiner)
  • BART to solicit passenger input this weekend on late-night service proposal (BART.gov)
  • BART May Have Figured Out Late-Night Friday Service (SFist)
  • Sex Worker Advocates Launch First Media Campaign — on Muni (SF Weekly)
  • Everybody wants to chime in about the Central Subway (City Insider)
  • BART parking refunds due to some customers (SFGate)
  • Muni on weekday schedule on Mon. for the Columbus Day holiday (SFMTA)

BART protest could snarl evening commute in SF (updates)

BART police barricade Embarcadero substation
Photo by Black Hour

Update (1:38 p.m. Thursday): SFist reports that a protest will take place at Civic Center Station today at 4:30.

Update (7:35 a.m. Thursday): BART was pretty cryptic in their message last night. We found this on SFGate: Possible protests related to July BART Police shooting.

Original post: I just don’t know what this could be (too many possibilities, really), but from the BART.gov website:

Please be advised that protesters may attempt to disrupt train service during August commute periods beginning as early as Thursday, August 11, 2011 in downtown San Francisco BART stations.

Read the rest of the advisory on the BART website. And plan ahead?

Weekend Photos: Inside Looking Out

Admiring the scenery
Photo by tajasel

It’s already almost-August. That’s just nuts. But at least the fog will go away, and with it, those false Mark Twain comments.

And if you’re a youngster riding Muni, don’t forget that, starting in August, your Youth Fast Pass will be on a Clipper card. No more paper passes for you. You still get summers off, though, so stop complaining.

Also, around this time every year, the San Francisco Bay Guardian announces the winners of its editors and readers choice Best of the Bay awards. We lobbied you to vote Muni Diaries best local blog, and we thank you for your votes. Alas, we didn’t make the cut. Our friends at SFist did win best local blog 2011, deservingly, and we congratulate them.

Here are some fun things going on this weekend around town:

Check the SFMTA’s weekend transit and traffic advisories, and you’ll no longer be able to say they didn’t tell ya.

Enjoy these photos and your weekend!

Photo by millsbaker

Photo by eva.lu

Friday FiDi Afternoon
Photo by rotron

Photo by mattbraga

Weekend Photos: On the Floor of Muni

Done With
Photo by CarbonNYC

As much as we want your eyeballs on this post, seriously get away from the computer right freaking now. It is amazingly springlike in San Francisco, and should be all weekend, including possible showers on Sunday.

Still with us? Okay. Earlier this week on Muni Time Capsule, Eric Fischer’s photo of an old streetcar dressed in cable car clothes, and on a street that was never part of a streetcar route, had some of us scratching our heads and admiring at the same time. Perplexing stuff.

Did you know that Muni Diaries has a Facebook page? If not, check it out and never be without your daily dose of Muni this and Muni that. We’re also on Twitter. Speaking of, this week saw the debut of a new MD feature: Meanwhile, on @munidiaries, where we’ll be compiling the best tweets and twitpics of the week every Thursday.

SF Appeal has details on this weekend’s Muni traffic advisory.

Here’s the week’s Muni news:

  • Muni drivers sleeping, speeding, snacking while operating trains, state agency says (SF Examiner)
  • We’re transportation innovators (SFGate)
  • Muni objects to state criticism of rail lines (SFGate)
  • Tab for Muni collision in West Portal Tunnel nears $6 million (SFGate’s City Insider)
  • Washington airport group makes no decision on hiring Nathaniel Ford (SF Examiner)
  • SFMTA Fires At Least Seven Employees for Ticket Fixing, Investigation Ongoing (SF Appeal)
  • SFMTA Board Votes to Give 12,000 Free Muni Passes to Low-Income Students (BCN via SF Appeal)
  • SFMTA: Local Hire Will Kill Central Subway Project (SF Appeal)
  • Muni N-Judah train strikes car that ran stop sign (SF Examiner || SF Appeal)
  • CPUC leaders absent from Muni’s hearing on regulation infractions (SF Examiner)
  • Muni operators accuse agency of ignoring safety protocols (SF Examiner)
  • Cameron Beach and Jerry Lee’s Future as SFMTA Board Members Uncertain (Streetsblog SF)

What are you up to this weekend? Whatever it is, enjoy!

Photo by Keisuke Omi

OMG, shoes
Photo by WarzauWynn

Monte Carlo
Photo by eviloars, via the new-look Mission Mission

14 Mission
Photo by Brandi666

Weekend Photos: Streetcars Without Names

Photo by mtarlock

This week at Muni Time Capsule we bring you Cranky Old Mission Guy’s 1970s Fast Passes. They’re a colorful, beautiful testament to a soon-to-be-bygone era. Whole Wheat Toast says they look like the insides of a Clipper card. Have a look.

A quick reminder that this will be a three-day weekend for many of you (Presidents’ Day is Monday), and BART will be running on a Saturday schedule on Monday, as will Muni. Muni will also be affected by Saturday’s Chinese New Year Parade.

And if you’re looking for things to do this weekend, join the folks who run the The Tender for another installment of Tender Nights, the post-Valentine’s Day edition. Tomorrow night at 6 at Koko Cocktails. Anything else fun going on you want to share with fellow Muni riders? Do so in the comments here or on the Muni Diaries Facebook page (“like” us while you’re there, please).

And now for a rather hefty helping of the week’s Muni news:

  • Police Have No Suspects in Last Weekend’s Powell Station Pepper Spraying that Injured Eight (SF Appeal)
  • A storm of factors cause Muni vehicles to miss the mark (SF Examiner)
  • Obama delivers possible good news for Muni (City Insider)
  • Free and discounted Muni passes for low-income students moves forward (City Insider)
  • Board of Supervisors Passes Resolution Urging Free Lifeline Youth Passes (Streetsblog SF)
  • Muni fare inspector attacked last week in the line of duty (SF Examiner)
  • Central Subway Station Could Be a Long Trek for Disabled Passengers (SF Weekly)
  • Muni faces $1.6 billion deficit over 20 years (SFGate)
  • SFMTA Considers Five Plans to Combat Impending Billion Dollar Deficit (BCN via SF Appeal)
  • New SF Mayor: Muni Not a Priority (Bay Citizen) WTF?
  • Man in critical condition after being stabbed on Muni (SF Examiner) (BCN via SF Appeal) (Friday update from SF Appeal)
  • West Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station set to open tomorrow (BART blog)
  • Teenager beats police officer on Muni bus (SF Examiner)

Enjoy the photos and your weekend!

Along Market
Photo by Jeremy Brooks

Kick Down Doors
Photo by Troy Holden

Photo by Peter_Hansen

L-Taraval MUNI
Photo by librarygroover

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