Muni officials plan for worst, hope for false alarm

So far transit officials have chalked up threats of a Muni sickout as nothing more than a rumor. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t prepping for the worst.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency blasted off a memo of its response to a flier that is cooking to plan a sickout starting Monday. Paul Rose, spokesman for the agency, said it’s not possible to supplant a transit service with more than 700,000 boardings a day in the event of a sickout.

Still, they are tapping BART and other regional transit agencies for help — just in case. And if it comes down to it:  “We will consider a way to use taxi cabs in The City,” Rose said.

However, transit officials are still dubious of this planned sickout saying nobody has claimed to organize it. ”The bottom line is we believe our operators understand how important our system is to our city and believe they will do the right thing.”

Bay Area NewsGovernment & PoliticsMuniPoliticsSan FranciscoUnder the Dome

Just Posted

Niners defensive lineman Joey Bosa played a major role in stopping the Eagles in a Week 2 San Francisco victory. (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)
What we learned from Niners beating the Eagles

By Mychael Urban Special to The Examiner Is your glass half-empty? Niners… Continue reading

If he secured a full term in the Senate, Newsom would become the most powerful Californian Democrat since Phil Burton at the height of his career, or maybe ever. <ins>(Kevin Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Artist Agnieszka Pilat, pictured with Spot the Robot Dog from Boston Robotics, has a gallery show opening at Modernism. (Courtesy Agnieszka Pilat)
Screenshots of VCs, Kanye and tech parties by the Bay

In this week’s roundup, Ben Horowitz’s surprising hip-hop knowledge and the chic tech crowd at Shack15

San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler, pictured in July at Oracle Park, says team members simultaneously can be “measured and calm” and “looking to push the accelerator.” (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
How Gabe Kapler sets the tone for Giants’ success with strategy, mindset

‘There’s no doubt in my mind that he’s the hands-down manager of the year’

Firefighters extinguish burning material near Lake Tahoe on Sept. 3 in the wake of the Caldor Fire; environmental scientists say the huge fire is bringing to light deficiencies in forest management. <ins>(Max Whittaker/New York Times)</ins>
Cal Fire, timber industry must face an inconvenient truth

We are logging further into the wildfire and climate crisis

Most Read