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sffixes_icon.jpgCalled into 311: July 17
Report number: 470504
City agency responsible: SFMTA

We know how Muni’s trying to improve efficiency, and make it easier for you to pay fares (back door ho!). But friend of the Appeal Plug1 points out one thing that might impede both of those goals: a Muni ticket machine at the Muni Metro stop at Embarcadero and Folsom that Plug1 says has been broken for the last three months.

“You might not be able to see it, but the coin slots are plugged, and there’s a metal plate blocking where you’d insert your dollar bill” he says. “You can still pay on the train, but if there’s a lot of people, like after a ball game, it doesn’t really work. You end up with long waits, or people who just don’t pay, or drivers who just wave people on.”

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the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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