Yet another reason Muni has no money Muni has racked up a $32 million bill for damages resulting from recent collisions, including the July 2009 Muni crash where an operator blacked out and smashed into the back of a stationary K-Ingleside train.The transit agency must repair eight cars that have ... More >>
Jim HerdDid promised millions froma shady tax shelter deal blur Muni's judgment?A month before investigators began to sift through train wreckage to determine the cause of last week's Muni light rail crash, officials examining deadly transit accident in Washington D.C. discovered a defect th ... More >>
Week of Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Previous "creative financing" debacles should haunt city officials who've approved a risky $1 billion lease of Muni streetcars
Why is Muni in such a hurry to win approval for a blindingly complex, potentially risky, $1 billion plan to privatize the city's rail fleet?
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
We make Henny Youngman answer hard questions about regional transit and his mother-in-law