I Want Off This Ride
Muni is going up again. I remind dear reader that monthly Fast Passes went from $45 to $55 in July of 2009. From $55 to $60 for the new "Muni only" FP or $70 for the BART/Muni FP (it's included it for as far back as I can remember - before my "jumping through the back door/half-shaved head days") in January of 2010 (p.s. that's still this month). And now again? Already? I didn't even burn through the first Muni only!
In an effort to manage a budget deficit the Chron has described as ready to "balloon to almost $103 million," the SF MTA's called a special Board of Directors meeting this Friday at 10 AM to discuss (among other things) the MTA's revised plan to cut Muni service, raise fares, and add new ways to generate revenue.
Here's how not to "make the point" to Muni. What are you going to do? We're fortunate to have what we have even if it is dirty and awful.
The question is, at what point does it become not worth it?
(And if you see a jackass with her Muni pass hanging from her neck - you'll only lose it once, trust me - taking pictures of you with a BB, it's probably because you are asking for it)