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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Muni J-Church Blocked by Stranded Tech Bus

Posted By on Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 10:12 AM

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The anti-gentrification bloc got yet another perfect allegory today, in the form of a charter bus marooned at the intersection of 21st and Church Streets, right in the path of the J-Church Muni line.

A good samaritan from Twitter alerted SFMTA to the scene. The agency then had to dispatch its own shuttles to supplement service from 16th and Church to Balboa Park. Some deemed that a Pyrrhic victory for regular public transit riders, who've long felt jilted when private luxury coaches commandeered their stops.

 Apparently, the luxury coach — which many believe is a tech junker — couldn't be pushed away as easily as the poorly parked car that delayed the N-Judah at Carl and Arguello yesterday. But perhaps that makes it a more fitting symbol.

According to Muni spokesman Paul Rose, the traffic snarl was cleared at about 9:30 a.m., but riders should expect 20 minute delays.

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Rachel Swan has been a staff writer at SF Weekly since 2013. In previous lives she was a music editor, IP hack, and tutor of Cal athletes.


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