We’re approaching the end of Muni Service Slash Week 1. And though fucked up Muni shit did indeed go down, it wasn’t fucked up shit that had a direct relation to the massive service cuts that started last Saturday.

That said, Rescue Muni still wants to know how your commute’s weathered the storm. They have a survey here that was actually pretty fun to take!

In other Service Slash news, on Monday, Appeal Twitter follower Michael Shields @ed us with this question

“But this is the third day with old maps posted at Muni shelters. Any word on that?”

We emailed MTA spokesperson Judson True, and relayed his response back to Michael:

“MTA spokesperson Judson True tells us ‘Installation of the new maps is beginning and will be completed in about 3 weeks'”

If we had been smart, like Examiner reporter Will Reisman, we would have asked True the price point on ye old shelter map swap. According to his report replacement of the 1,070 transit maps posted to shelters system-wide: $9,200.

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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 eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • Matt Baume

    I’m guessing that $9,000 doesn’t include the cost of labor. Are they hiring temp workers to install the maps for three weeks, or are they pulling people out of other jobs and will therefore be shortstaffed for three weeks?

  • Matt Baume

    And! Why isn’t Clear Channel doing it? (Or are they?)

  • friscolex

    Oh, MUNI, I guess it would have been silly to have the maps ready to go? And now I wonder (but not enough to check) if the online listings for line changes are up. And also when we can BUY updated maps; they’re great to have on hand for visitors from out of town.

    I guess the MUNI map I “obtained” from a stop back in high school is now officially an antique…