munipiece2.jpgCrime’s Always Happening On/Near Muni

This morning’s SFPD media recap had two Muni-related items of note. Last night at 5:30 at Ulloa Street and Lenox Way, a 26-year-old woman was on Muni (probably the L Taraval) holding her Android phone. An undescribed suspect approached her, grabbed her phone, and fled on foot. No arrests have been made.

Meanwhile, at Sunnydale Ave and Hahn Street, a suspicious fire call came in at 11:34 Tuesday morning. Reporting officers discovered that the Muni bus shelter map cover was burnt. Is it terrible that this is the first thing I though of? Yes, it probably is.

Did You See An N-Judah/Car Crash On March 3?

As I recall, Twitter was abuzz with details after an N Judah train collided with a car on March 3. Today, Greg “N Judah” Dewar tells us that the family of the car’s driver is searching for witnesses to the accident.

Take a look at Dewar’s article for more information on how you can help the family of the driver, who they say was seriously injured in the crash, figure out what happened.

Mayor Ed Lee’s Reappointment Of Jerry Lee To SFMTA Board Approved

SFMTA Board Vice-Chairman Jerry Lee‘s been on the Board since 2008, and has been vice-chairman since 2010. Mayor Ed Lee (no relation) reappointed him to the board to serve a second term (two’s the limit), and the Board of Supes approved that reappointment Tuesday. This means he’ll be helping oversee the transit agency until 2015, during which time, the Chron hopes, he’ll be “directing management in the contentious contract negotiations with Muni operators and deciding whether to oust the agency’s executive director, Nathaniel Ford.”

In his day job (MTA board members aren’t paid) Lee’s a Manager of Community Affairs for UPS, and was special assistant to then Mayor Art Agnos from 1988-1992.

More Complaints About Hayes Street Changes: Won’t Someone Think About The 21-Hayes!

Matt Baume told you last week why some are complaining about the proposal to make a small one-way section of Hayes Street into a two-way street, like the rest of Hayes. Now transit pundit Rob Anderson has jumped into the fray, saying in an article headlined “City to screw up traffic on Hayes Street.”

Anderson’s complaints are similar to those raised by others, that traffic will be significantly slowed by this change, and that the plan “is based on the half-baked ‘transit corridors,’ dense development theory that the Planning Dept. uses to justify its aggressive, pro-development policy….Does anyone think that a two-way Hayes Street will do anything but slow down the #21 Muni line?”

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