Tony Fitzpatrick, an S.F.-based engineer and world-renowned authority on tall buildings, says the most reasonable response to the World Trade Center disaster is also one of the simplest: improved fire codes for skyscrapers
Streetcars that are too wide, long, and heavy (136 @ $3.5 million per). Bus engines that don't fit and are scrapped (20 @ $116,000 a pop). Manhole covers that take 10 engineers and three months to design (cost: $243,000). Muni's management has produced su
What's really wrong with Muni? For starters, one third of its employees don't show up to work, causing systemwide delays and costing the agency more that $20 million a year in overtime.
First in a two-part special report