Muni lines delayed due to equipment problem

By Eaminer Staff : sfexaminer – excerpt

An equipment problem led to delays on the N-Judah and J-Church Muni lines Tuesday morning, frustrating hundreds of riders in San Francisco.

Muni reported that both lines were delayed as of 7:50 a.m. because of an equipment problem at Duboce and Noe streets. Shuttles were deployed to provide service to riders on those lines.

Riders, however, faced crowded stops where the shuttles were implemented…(more)

Comment: The J doesn’t go through Duboce and Noe.

That explains a lot. The PR department (let’s hope it is not operations), doesn’t know which lines are effected. SF4sf has it right. We need a shift alright, away from this Board and this Director.

SF needs to hire a full time, 24/7 Public transportation Director who spend ZeroTime on bike paths, pedestrian crossings, and construction issues, preferably someone with a track record, if such a person exists

Muni Delays Have Huge Negative Impact On San Francisco Economy, Report Finds

huffingtonpost.com – excerpt
How much money do rush-hour delays on Muni cost the city of San Francisco each year?
According to a report released by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency on Tuesday afternoon, these delays reduce the city’s overall economic activity by an estimated $50 million per year and are one of the main reasons why, over the first few months of 2013, Muni’s on-time percentage was a paltry 58.7 percent–well below 85 percent on-time rate mandated by San Francisco voters.
“We have not invested in this transportation system over the last generation,” said San Francisco Municipal Transportation Chief Ed Reiskin. “We’re nowhere close to being able to meet the 85 percent performance goal [imposed by San Francisco voters in 1999’s Proposition E] due to this underinvestment.”The report estimated that, just last month alone, Muni delayed its customers by 172,195 total hours… (more)