Few jobs are more sedentary than being a Muni bus driver, a position that requires workers to sit for long hours with little physical movement. With precious few opportunities for exercise, maintaining a healthy diet should be essential for the operators.
But finding nutritious food sources at driver’s workplaces is usually a fruitless task — pun intended.
The recent delivery of $6.7 million to Muni has the agency pondering a difficult choice — should the funds be used to shore up an aging and decrepit fleet of vehicles, or to provide The City’s youth with unparalleled access to San Francisco’s public transit system?
That debate has split transit advocates and youth activists, and it will be the focus of a hearing today at the Board of Supervisors Government Audit and Oversight Committee. Read More
For many San Franciscans, complaining about Muni is akin to talking about the weather — it is water cooler talk that leans toward the negative. But events following the World Series celebrations in The City show that riders and Read More
The voters of California spoke last week about supporting education by passing Proposition 30. The residents of this state decided to tax themselves in order to prevent deep cuts to K-12 and higher education in the state. Read More
Between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on the day of Game 1 of the World Series, Muni melted down in a spectacular way. During this 90-minute period, three light-rail vehicles in the subway broke down because of inadequate maintenance. Nice way to showcase our world-class city during the World Series, though unfortunately not an isolated occurrence. Read More
Think San Francisco should spend $3 billion over the next 30 years on improvements to make Muni a world-class transit system? That’s possible, but then not a single dime would be spent on improvements to San Francisco’s freeway infrastructure or for biking and walking upgrades. Read More
Within weeks, two proposed San Francisco leases with big real estate firms have drawn criticism from supervisors over costs, and the debate has also revealed that a new “green” requirement can hike The City’s lease payments. Read More
A $6.7 million allocation to Muni has set up a fight over whether the funds should be used to provide free passes for low-income youths.
On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission unanimously approved allocating $6.7 million in federal funds to Muni. The money can be used to finance any improvements needed for the transit system, but advocates for the free passes say the money should go there. Read More
After initially soliciting four separate bids for its Central Subway station construction projects, Muni has elected to consolidate the plans into one major contract, a move that could save the agency up to $30 million. Read More