Tuesday, August 5, 2014
By Rachel Swan
on Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 10:12 AM
A good samaritan from Twitter
alerted SFMTA to the scene. The agency then had to dispatch its own shuttles to supplement service from 16th and Church to Balboa Park. Some deemed that a Pyrrhic victory for regular public transit riders, who've long felt jilted when private luxury coaches commandeered their stops.
Apparently, the luxury coach — which many believe is a tech junker — couldn't be pushed away as easily as the poorly parked car that delayed the N-Judah at Carl and Arguello yesterday
. But perhaps that makes it a more fitting symbol.
According to Muni spokesman Paul Rose, the traffic snarl was cleared at about 9:30 a.m., but riders should expect 20 minute delays.
The anti-gentrification bloc got yet another perfect allegory today, in the form of a charter bus marooned at the intersection of 21st and Church Streets, right in the path of the J-Church Muni line.
About The Author
Rachel Swan was a staff writer at SF Weekly from 2013 to 2015. In previous lives she was a music editor, IP hack, and tutor of Cal athletes.