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Muni Paid Bonuses Tied to Inflated On-Time Rate

July 18, 2012 | 10:10 am

Muni Paid Bonuses Tied to Inflated On-Time Rate

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By Zusha Elinson, The Bay Citizen Muni paid thousands of dollars in bonuses to top executives for meeting or exceeding on-time performance goals, even as the agency inflated its on-time rates by as much as 18 percent. The agency’s two previous chief executives, Michael Burns and Nathaniel Ford, received the bonuses. Both men have denied […]

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New Math at Muni Led to Decade of Inflated On-Time Performance

July 5, 2012 | 12:04 pm

New Math at Muni Led to Decade of Inflated On-Time Performance

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by Zusha Elinson, The Bay Citizen Muni officials were told two years ago that they had been inflating on-time arrival rates of buses for a decade but they failed to address the issue, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Bay Citizen. In a memo to top executives, including the CEO, Muni’s chief information […]

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Muni Inflated On-Time Performance Rates

May 18, 2012 | 9:14 am

Muni Inflated On-Time Performance Rates

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By Shane Shifflett and Reyhan Harmanci, The Bay Citizen Question: When is a minute longer than 60 seconds? Answer: When you work for Muni. San Francisco transit officials have redefined time, fudging their statistics to make it look like buses and trains arrive on schedule, The Bay Citizen has found. These numbers are critical in […]

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April 23, 2012 | 1:05 pm

Muni Metro Service Restored After Fatal Accident

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SAN FRANCISCO (Bay City News) A man in a wheelchair who was struck by a San Francisco Municipal  Railway train at the Civic Center station late this morning has died, Muni  spokesman Paul Rose said. The man, described as in his 50s, was struck by an outbound  M-Ocean View train around 11:45 a.m., Rose said. […]

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January 19, 2012 | 10:35 am

Muni Light-Rail Service Restored After SUV Drives Into Duboce Tunnel; Photo

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Update Friday The driver was drunk. Update 1:30 p.m. Here’s a photo of the SUV in the tunnel, from ABC News Bay Area. Update 10:35 a.m. AP likes a good SUV-in-the-tunnel story as much as the next news service… SAN FRANCISCO Police have arrested an SUV driver who shut down San Francisco’s subway system for […]

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A.M. Splash: Samuel P. Taylor, Tomales Bay Parks to Remain Open; Suspicious Ed Lee Campaign Funds; Free Muni For Youth a Step Closer

October 7, 2011 | 8:54 am

A.M. Splash: Samuel P. Taylor, Tomales Bay Parks to Remain Open; Suspicious Ed Lee Campaign Funds; Free Muni For Youth a Step Closer

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National Park Service steps in to keep Samuel P. Taylor and Tomales Bay parks open (SJ Mercury News) The National Park Service is stepping in to rescue two Marin state parks from closure with a pilot program that includes a new fee at Muir Woods National Monument. The new $2 fee at Muir Woods beginning […]

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September 21, 2011 | 7:59 am

Morning Splash:Grim San Jose Budget Forecast; ‘Troubling’ Frequence of Oakland Cops Drawing Guns; Free Muni Rides for Kids?

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Budget forecast: San Jose may have to close libraries, community centers (San Jose Mercury News) Every San Jose branch library shuttered. All city community center programs shut down. No more school crossing guards or park rangers. Even fewer cops. That will likely be the reality for San Jose residents next summer if city officials don’t […]

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Morning Splash: Suhr Walks Out of Chaotic Bayview Meeting; New SF Transit Head

July 21, 2011 | 7:40 am

Morning Splash: Suhr Walks Out of Chaotic Bayview Meeting; New SF Transit Head

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Greg Suhr tries to quell Bayview anger with forum (SF Chronicle) …More than 300 people packed into the Bayview Opera House to weigh in on the shooting Saturday, when Kenneth Wade Harding, a 19-year-old Washington state parolee, was shot and killed after he allegedly fired at two officers. But Wednesday, people in the opera house […]

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July 11, 2011 | 6:47 pm

BART Delays Due to Protest Over Shooting

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(Bay City News) Close to 100 protesters gathered before the start of Monday evening’s commute for a demonstration at the Civic Center BART station in San Francisco, and in response to the crowd’s disruption of evening train service at the station, BART has temporarily suspended service at that station. Further reports indicated that Powell station […]

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Interview With “Muni Diaries”

July 8, 2011 | 1:51 pm

Interview With “Muni Diaries”

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Muni Diaries is one of the local blogs we like around here. The site’s mission: Muni Diaries is a place to share and read rider tales and news about the sometimes crappy, sometimes efficient, but essential public-transit system of San Francisco. Saw something hilarious on a ride? Grossed out by bad Muni etiquette? Checked out […]

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