Muni will not be free. For reasons both good and bad, spoken and unspoken.
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Date: 06-10-2021 - 14:10
Are there fears within MTA HQ at 1 South Van Ness that, sans barriers — fares, or even physical barriers such as turnstiles — that Muni vehicles will become rolling homeless shelters? Is this a possibility that is fretted over at the agency’s highest echelons?
“Oh God, yeah,” confirms an MTA source. “The question is, do we lose 20 percent of our ridership because we gain 5 percent homeless people? That is a real fear people have. We already have a problem cleaning our buses. We already have a problem with operator assaults.”