Muni uses anti-terrorism funds to catch fare cheats

By sfexaminer – excerpt

Since 9/11, cities nationwide have been flooded with funding from the federal government to help prevent more terror attacks on the country.

The money goes to many efforts, like enhancing disaster preparedness across government agencies or beefing up anti-terrorism tactics in local police. It also makes its way to public-transit systems for various policing strategies.

In San Francisco, one of those strategies is catching fare cheats… (more)

We hope that Muni will have some funds left should they need them to deal with terrorists. Considering the high number unwarranted tickets due to technical glitches, there must be better ways to spend the money. Details on how to fight the Muni fare evasion ticket complaints:
Fight fair evasion tickets

Federal Anti-Terrorist Money Used By Muni To Tackle Fare Evasion In San Francisco – By Jeffrey Schaub : cbslocal – excerpt – (audio track) SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Since 9/11 San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency has been using federal counter terrorism grants to help catch bus and rail fare cheaters on Muni. But there are questions about whether such use of funds is appropriate… LISTEN: to the audio track… (more)

We are not the only ones who question this.

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