Fair Inspectors Returning!!
It has always baffled me that in our City that does so much for its citizenry, that people feel that it is their right to ride MUNI for free. Yes the MUNI drivers have been the focus of Sean Elsbernds FixMUNI Now, but how about the cheats, the downright criminals, that walk onto the back of the bus, or walk through the MUNI subway gates without paying? The reality is, MUNI loses $12-$15 million a year from people who do not pay, and coincidentally MUNI is always in the red by this amount.
85% of MUNI's revenue comes from Fast Pass purchasers and the rest from fare collection. In all my travels and all my time spent in other cities around the world, I have never seen people cheat and not pay as much as San Francisco. So I think it is time they redouble their efforts and make everyone pay. This should be one of the top priorities of any elected officials or management to making MUNI better.