TALK BACK: Are MUNI drivers being picked on?
Last week, a 24-Divisadero driver came under fire for illegally using her cell phone while behind the wheel of a bus. She was later fired by the transit agency.
In another highly publicized incident, the doors on a MUNI light rail vehicle suddenly opened as it sped through the Market Street subway. The agency blamed “operator error.”
San Franciscans love to pick on MUNI for their everyday woes — it’s a civic pastime to point fingers at late trains, malfunctioning buses and surly drivers. In this criticism, are San Franciscans becoming too quick to blame MUNI — specifically the drivers — for things that go wrong? Or has the city’s residents finally had enough with the ailing transit agency to put their foot down and call out the misgivings of MUNI?
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