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I've been thinking a lot about what I want to talk with Phil Ting about on Saturday -- and while it's tough to decide, the recent rise in MUNI-related crime has caught my eye.
Just yesterday, a 40 year old man was robbed and assulted on a MUNI bus near Mission and Geveva. The two 20-somethings who robbed him fled the bus before they could be identified or apprehended.
Less than a week earlier, the SF Examiner reported a man was left in critical condition after being stabbed on MUNI in the Outer Mission. Again, the suspect fled the scene before police had a chance to make an arrest.
Just a day later, a police sargent who was responding to a brawl near Geary and 25th was hospitalized after being attacked by a 17-year old boy on a MUNI bus. In plain sight this boy attacked an officer, on the bus??!! We clearly need more security.
Not to mention the rumors that Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) might be jumping ship for another gig outside California.
I rely on MUNI to get to work, and I certainly do not want to fear my commute. I have enough to worry about in my life - can't I get a break on the bus?
I'm going to ask Phil - What more can we be doing to improve safety on MUNI?
Whta kinds of things are you looking forward to talking about on Saturday? Maybe we can start a thread here to get the juices flowing!