Muni is facing a critical operator shortage that has forced it to trim service and convert part-time drivers to full-timers, moves that contradict the goals of a 2010 ballot measure designed to cut costs and improve efficiency.
In the last two weeks, 88 of Muni’s 95 part-time operators — touted as necessary to improving the agency’s service and reducing its overtime costs — have been hired as full-timers. Read More
Two Muni drivers were injured and four buses sustained a combined $1,000 in damage in the Bayview on Sunday after a gang of rowdy pranksters as young as 9 years old attacked them with bottles, wooden blocks and other objects.
The youths, who witnesses said ranged in age from 9 to 13, pelted an operator in the face with a basketball and struck another with thick wire during the morning attacks, police Officer Albie Esparza said Tuesday. Read More
The new year promises to open with a month of intense negotiations between San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency management and Muni operators.The SFMTA, which manages Muni, has already established two special closed-door meetings — Jan. 11 and 25 — to discuss contract negotiations with the Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, which represents operators. Read More