An Open Challenge to the MTA Board and Muni Management-Actually Ride Muni Every Day For A Month
It's also clear that no serious attempts were made to control costs or reform Muni substantially. Between the management/labor audit, work order audit, and the effectiveness of fare enforcement (and let's not forget their fantasy budget projections) , it's clear that many of these cuts never needed to happen. Nathaniel Ford and his boss, Mayor Newsom, and all the overpaid managers and consultants could have cared less. They don't seem to understand how Muni works, nor do they realize they work for us, not for the frat boy in Room 200.
So today, I'm issuing a challenge to the senior management of Muni and the board of the MTA: I dare you, no I double dare you, to ride Muni exclusively for a month. And I don't want to hear the typical elected official/bureaucrat's excuse about "oh I'm so busy I can't use it all the time blah blah blah."
News flash: we, the owners of Muni are also busy. And yet you somehow deem our time worthless while you enjoy big pay, benefits or whatever it is that keeps you in a position to continue to ruin our lives and our city with your poor decisions.
So let's see which one of you, if any of you, is up to the challenge. I would have issued this challenge to the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor, but we know how pointless that would be. Either they'd lie about it or ignore it anyway.
Who wants to take bets on whether we'll see our pricey, under qualified management team on Muni for a month? Anyone? Anyone?