As reported in the Chronicle (Wrapping up deficit, Muni buses): "Muni officials say that both the agency's security team and the police have signed off on the new plan. They say the window-wrap material is perforated vinyl that won't obstruct views." Anyone who rides Muni knows that is a lie. The perforated material over the windows turns one of the prettiest cities in the country into a dotted grid for Muni passengers. It's like being inside a Chuck Close painting.
Of course Muni's new boss supports this policy that shows contempt for Muni passengers in our allegedly "transit first" city.
MTA's budget is $780 million, it just gave Nat Ford a $384,000 gold parachute, and it will be paying Reiskin $294,000 a year. But it's absolutely essential that it cover Muni bus windows with ads that bring in only $500,000 a year!
Labels: Ed Reiskin, Examiner, Muni