Well these last few days have been rather dramatic, eh?
“Mason Powell” found this apology from a simliar crisis in 1981, which was posted on shelters, buses, etc. so I posted a copy (which originally appeared in the book “Tours of Discovery” by Anthony Perles) on Flickr for everyone’s enjoyment.
I also had the chance to talk to NBC 11 today about the recent MUNI follies. If you’re near a TV at 5 or 6pm, and you’re interested in seeing me look like a goofball on TV, check it out.
After the interview, I took the N-Judah to the Inner Sunset(where a particularly distressed gentleman finally shook his head in disbelief and shouted “WHERE ARE THE N JUDAHS?!?”). Upon departing the train, I ran into Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and the Senior Action Network, who were holding a press conference with the SFPD about pedestrian safety on sidewalks. I took a few quick photos, and once they were finished, took the opportunity to ask Sup. Mirkarimi a few questions.
As some of you may recall, during a town hall meeting on MUNI last fall, scramble signals on Irving and 9th and Judah and 9th were promised to help speed up the trains and improve safety for pedestrians and cars. This promise has not only not been kept, but now MUNI is fighting the effort entirely, and Sup. Mirkarimi was clearly ticked off about it.
He told me that another Town Hall Meeting on MUNI is coming – one where you can ask any question you want and they’ll be followed up as before. We’ll definitely be keeping you posted on that when a date is set!
Keep sending in your comments about your experiences this week, and don’t be shy about sending your comments to all the Supervisors who represent the N-Judah line. The Mayor and the Board can’t ignore us if we all make enough noise.
UPDATE: Some have suggested that those upset about the recent follies pay a visit to the MTA, MUNI, and assorted local dignitaries on Saturday. Hmm…..
By the way, I was in a jury pool a couple of weeks ago and as the judge was telling us what to expect for the case, he specifically mentioned someone getting stuck on the N-Judah as a reason why court might not always start at the planned time each morning. Kind of funny and also kind of sad, when you think about it.
Lots of missing N Judah runs for today, 4/13/07.
hi. i’m traci grant from NBC11. i’m doing a story on muni today and i’m trying to gather some information on what riders have experienced in the last week.
send me your horror stories and we’ll put your emails on tv. but do it today and as soon as possible so we can get it on the evening news. firstname.lastname@example.org