It's traditional to christen a ship with a bottle of champagne. Not so with a Muni bus. Smashing bottles is a no-no, as is foamy, yellow liquid on the amenities.
Our city family today announced the introduction of 62 new biodiesel-electric hybrid buses, touting the graffiti-resistant surfaces and ease with which unwelcome moisture could be wiped away. You gotta admit, it's a handsome bus.
Then everyone loaded into the vehicle for a ride to City Hall. And, wouldn't you know it, the sucker didn't start.
Muni spokesman Paul Rose said the problem wasn't with the new bus, however, but a driver unused to said new bus. "This was an issue with the operator needing to learn how to use it."
Muni, city officials just unveiled new buses, was going to drive to City Hall in one but it didn't work, so everyone had to get on a new one-- Dan McMenamin (@djmcmenamin) June 17, 2013