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Friday, January 28, 2011

Stranded Muni Riders Throw Rocks at Buses

Posted By on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 1:45 PM

click to enlarge Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Unless you really need to get home.
  • Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Unless you really need to get home.

Muni passengers revolted against the transit agency hurling rocks -- and curses -- at drivers who left them stranded for hours.

At about 3:20 p.m. on Thursday, the Fourth Street Bridge across Mission Creek, a drawbridge, became stuck in the open position -- meaning T-trains couldn't cross. Muni was forced to reroute buses, dropping passengers off at the Mission Rock station -- and leaving them there for the long haul.

As passengers waited for more buses to come and pick them up, they grew hungry, tired -- and angry. As more and more riders were discharged at Mission Rock station, those who had been waiting for more than an hour grew agitated -- yelling, screaming, and throwing detritus at bus drivers.

"I know people were upset and at one point started to throw rocks," said Paul Rose, spokesman for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

Police arrived at the station, but nobody was arrested, Rose said.

The bus brigade continued for six hours while San Francisco Port authorities worked to fix the bridge.

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