Keeping Muni Running

new-muni-trains.jpgYesterday, I held a hearing at the Land Use Committee on MTA's plans to ensure that our current fleet of light-rail vehicles can serve our Muni system until a new fleet is implemented. The Board of Supervisors recently approved purchase of the Siemens vehicles - eventually leading to nearly double the vehicles as well as vehicles that are much more reliable - but those vehicles won't begin to arrive for several years, and it will take 15 years for the entire fleet to roll out.  In the meantime, Muni will continue to operate its existing Breda fleet, which is one of the major sources of reliability problems in the system, given design defects and frequent breakdowns.

Links: SF Chronicle Story

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