Today’s Headlines

  • More on BART Power Surge Mystery (SFGate, NBCBayArea, BizJournal, SFAppeal)
  • More Accusations BART Using Breakdowns to Push Bond Measure (InsideBayArea)
  • New Muni Buses More Reliable (SFExaminer)
  • Masonic Streetscape Project Nears Groundbreaking (Hoodline)
  • KQED Forum Discusses ‘Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus’ (KQED)
  • More on Golden Gate Bus Driver Shortage (NBCBayArea)
  • Study Shows Bay Area Population Increasing Fast (SmDailyJournal)
  • Menlo Park Public Asked: Do Developers Owe the Community? (AlmanacNews)
  • 118 mph Reckless Driving Basketball Player Apologizes (CBSLocal)
  • Is BART for the Birds? (SFGate)

Publishing note: SBSF will be publishing lightly today, off on Monday for Cesar Chavez Day, and back full-strength on Tuesday.

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  • Andy Chow

    I think that new buses is more reliable is not really news. Of course new equipment should always be more reliable (unless there is a flaw with the design or construction). The only news should be that whether the new buses will be more reliable 10 years down the road than the old buses are today.

    If Muni keeps its vehicles in top shape (it doesn’t), may be the old vehicles will be more reliable. But if they know that they will get new vehicles every 12 years or so, rather than 18 years, they will likely scale back maintenance so that buses will have a shorter lifespan than they could be.