Mayor Gavin Newsom and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency chief Nat Ford this morning unveiled the first of what will be a fleet of diesel-electric hybrid Muni buses.
In other news, the headline on this Chronicle article from yesterday pretty much says it all.
PASSENGERS LEFT IN LURCH BY T-THIRD'S ROUGH START, MUNI METRO MESS:
New streetcar line brings delays, confusion, stress to commuters as S.F. transit system tries to iron out kinks during its first week of full service
"I would like to express our apologies for the frustrations you have experienced with Muni service over the last few days. We recognize that the quality of service Muni has provided is unacceptable. ...
Then, a few hours later, Ford’s apology was removed from the website. It looks like amateur hour at the MTA. Like, does Nathaniel apologize, or not?
This is not 21st Century technology, it’s not even 20th Century technology, it’s 19th Century technology. Were talking about streetcars!
Mr Ford’s performance is unacceptable. He should seek a job more suited to his abilities.
This just in, from the MTA website:
Area: Dogpatch, Bayview, Visitacion Valley
Date: April 14, 2007
Time: Start of service to 1:00 pm
Service on Third Street between Caltrain and Sunnydale will be provided via shuttle busses. There will be stops marked approximately adjacent to Third Street light rail stations. T-Third light rail trains will run between Castro and 4th & King/Caltrain. Shuttle buses will run to/from 3rd & King. Accessible transfers at 2nd & King.