SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – San Francisco’s new Mayor, Ed Lee, has described Muni as a transit system that’s falling short of the mark, when compared to public transit in other big cities.
He has called for improvements to the system.READ MORE: Michelle Go, Killed In New York Subway Attack, To Be Mourned At San Francisco Chinatown Vigil
KCBS’ Barbara Taylor Reports:
“We’re way behind on modern transportation and it’s embarrassing,” Lee declared.
Lee travels often, and in fact he was in Hong Kong when he learned the outgoing mayor, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, wanted him to take his place.READ MORE: Suspect In November Smash-and-Grab Robbery At High-End Sneaker Store In Santa Clara Arrested
“Hong Kong has one of the best transit systems possible,” Lee suggested. “The things are clean, they’re efficient, they’re on time. I never missed any appointment on that, so why can’t we get there?”
Lee did acknowledge there was reason to be optimistic about Muni’s future.
“We have to recognize and I think people are recognizing that the on-time performance has been the highest it’s ever been in years.”
Other problems, he suggested, could be replaced without spending a great deal of money, but by improving communication.MORE NEWS: Santa Clara County Receives $22M Project Homekey Grant To Convert Hotel Into Supportive Housing
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