Today’s Headlines

  • Transit Tax for June Ballot? (SFExaminer)
  • New Muni Arrival Signs (SFGate)
  • Get Ready for BART Fare Increase (SFGate)
  • Merchants Wary of Market Street Car Ban (BizTimes)
  • More on Demand-Based Parking (Hoodline)
  • Sausalito Ferry Landing Closures (MarinIJ)
  • Marin Officials Want Gas Tax Funds for Transportation (MarinIJ)
  • Tech and Marin’s Transportation Future (MarinIJ)
  • Pedestrian Killed in East Oakland (SFBay)
  • SF Hood of the Year (Curbed)
  • Now Stockton’s Housing is too Expensive? (SFGate)
  • Commentary: Public Input Key to San Rafael Transit Center (MarinIJ)

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  • jonobate

    This is something of a niggle, but on the new Muni Metro signs, text such as “15 MIN1 -CAR” is spaced needlessly badly. Why not “15 MIN 1-CAR”?

  • mx

    New Muni arrival signs, huh? Let’s see what the photographer captured…

    J-21 minute gap
    M-20 minute gap
    J-20 minute gap
    K-26 minute gap
    M-20 minute gap

    Four years they’ve spent trying to put up these signs, and yet nobody gives a damn about trying to provide a remotely acceptable level of service.

    The only good thing about the new signs is that it makes it easier to leave in disgust and find another method of transportation before tagging my Clipper card.

  • Friday night around 7:30 there were no outbound trains for at least 25 minutes (because there were no inbound trains in the tunnel at all). Nearly 50 minutes for an M. A couple of agents were chatting in the booth. God forbid they made an announcement about delays since the new signs don’t alert riders to delays, just arrival times, which we know from experience are all subject to change. When my partner asks me when I’ll be home when I leave the office the standard response is “I have no idea. It all depends on Muni.” Could be 35 minutes. Could be 3 hours. Could be never.

  • jonobate

    In fairness, they’ve already fixed this. It now looks like “15 MIN (1-CAR)”.

  • citrate reiterator

    yeah, I can’t wait for these bright new signs to tell me that the next T is coming in 35 minutes, with the next one coming in 37…