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MUNI, MUNI, Quite Contrary...
by Marc Norton ( nortonsf [at] ix.netcom.com )
Thursday Mar 21st, 2013 7:45 AM
First published at Beyond Chron
See also Marc Norton Online
March 21, 2013

Muni plans on making some “Spring Break Service Adjustments” – what the rest of us would call service cuts – during Easter Week, from March 25 to March 29. Muni figures that they can save money if they cut out some busses while San Francisco students are out of school, and presumably out-of-sight, and that the rest of us won’t notice.
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This scheme is part of a new strategy first rolled out last year, when Muni cut service during Christmas week. Back then, Muni Director of Transit John Haley told the Examiner that “rider complaints didn’t materialize,” so they would probably do it again.

Funny, all I heard that week was complaints. Just how much time did Haley spend waiting on street-corners, cramming into over-loaded busses and trains, and holding on for dear life to the straps in the aisles?

The cuts for Easter Week mean fewer runs for:

● 8AX/8BX-Bayshore
● 9L-San Bruno
● 14-Mission
● 22-Fillmore
● 24-Divisadero
● 28-19th Ave
● 29-Sunset
● 31-Balboa
● 38-Geary
● 43-Masonic
● 48-Quintara
● 49-Van Ness

The Easter bunny better have another way to deliver eggs.

If that isn’t bad enough, Muni is also planning to cut service when school gets out, all summer long. It could be a long, hot summer.

Will Muni riders be grumbling about the lack of service during Easter week? Is the new Pope Catholic? Does Muni care? Or will we hear again that “rider complaints didn’t materialize?”

Or maybe this is just a ploy to clear out some bus stops for the corporate shuttle busses that seem to have taken over our city.
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by Marc Norton Thursday Mar 21st, 2013 7:45 AM
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Comments  (Hide Comments)

by Bus rider
Thursday Mar 21st, 2013 8:34 AM
This SF bus rider knows for sure that the 38 Geary needs more buses as it is the workhorse line from the Financial District to the Richmond District and is often packed. Also always packed is the commuter bus that runs on Bush Street in the mornings from the Richmond district. Packed means standing room only, to the doorsteps. And then, the Muni police check the riders as they get off at Montgomery and Bush to see if they paid their $2 for this sardine-packed, oxygen-starved ride, and if not, they get a $75 ticket! Meanwhile, we have an election frauding anti-labor mayor who makes over $200,000 a year and is not worth one cent. For more on the many high-salaries parasites, see
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/03/14/18733576.php
Quotable quote:
"The City now has 2,777 employees earning over $150,000 annually in total pay, at a combined cost of $496.1 million."
That could pay for a lot of Muni buses.
by VonManstein
Thursday Mar 21st, 2013 10:46 PM
Maybe to someone who doesnt really ride the bus. Take it from someone who actually rode the bus to work, commuters DO NOT pay the $2 fare. We all have fastpasses. And morning commuter busses are crowded during the morning commute. Some commenters try to pretend they ride the bus but manage to blow their cover when they try to make lies sound like truth. The fact is anyone who pays for their bus fare doesnt mind the transit cops checking to ensure people have paid THEIR "FARE" SHARE.

Personally I am glad the commenter suffers on the 38 as they indicated; meanwhile I enjoy the civilized relaxing ride to Montgomery St Station on the always punctual, and air-conditioned, N-Judah. Sunset District living is the best in all SF.