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News, Switched Off: Muni's Switchback Solution Conceals Other Problems

Switched Off: Muni's Switchback Solution Conceals Other Problems

Earlier this month, newly minted Supervisor Katy Tang was feted for targeting Muni switchbacks as one of her first moves. This was wise: There's little that infuriates Muni-riding voters more than switchbacks, the practice of dumping passengers, mid-route, and sending…
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News, The Snitch Central Subway: North Beach Group Files Suit

Central Subway: North Beach Group Files Suit

The final day of July was a busy one for Muni's legal representatives. Not only did the Municipal Transportation Agency receive a demand letter from a lawyer hired by the North Beach Business Association, it was sued by another North…
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News, The Snitch Central Subway: North Beach Merchants Lawyer Up, Fire Legal Salvo (Update)

Central Subway: North Beach Merchants Lawyer Up, Fire Legal Salvo (Update)

In a possible precursor to a lawsuit directed at the controversial Central Subway project, the North Beach Business Association has hired a lawyer to fire off a "demand letter" to Muni. Attorney Susan Brandt-Hawley's brief note puts two options on…
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News, The Snitch Central Subway: Opponents Claim Charter Violation Dooms Project

Central Subway: Opponents Claim Charter Violation Dooms Project

In a potentially game-changing allegation, foes of the controversial Central Subway project claim the city is violating its own charter by moving forward to construct a station at Union Square without putting the matter up for a vote.The language --…
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News, The Snitch Central Subway: House Votes to Block Funding. Delays Could Cost Muni Millions

Central Subway: House Votes to Block Funding. Delays Could Cost Muni Millions

For years, proponents of the Central Subway have portrayed the eventual approval and construction of the 1.7-mile, $1.6 billion rail line as a done deal. It certainly didn't feel that way on Friday. An amendment authored by Rep. Tom McClintock…
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News, The Snitch Central Subway Critics: Costly Boondoggle Can Still Be Stopped

Central Subway Critics: Costly Boondoggle Can Still Be Stopped

For some reason we'll never know, ardent foes of the Central Subway chose, today, to hold a press conference in a children's playground. Attendees sat on slides and sidestepped miniature tricycles. But there was no playing around. And the Central…
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