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Muni maintenance

2012-06-14 19:25:26.627337+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

SF Weekly: Muni: Our Transit Agency Has Neglected Maintenance for Years:

Some of Muni's diesel bus lines do better than 4,000 miles between breakdowns, an all-time high for the agency. But it's still lower than AC Transit (4,665), Seattle King County Metro (5,805), or SEPTA (9,842). Muni's 40-foot electric buses can't even hit 2,000 miles. Sixty-foot electric buses, the 7000-series, only go a piddling 833 miles between breakdowns. Muni's internal goal is just 1,000 miles, meaning buses could die virtually every week and still perform satisfactorily. "Even our goals have been reduced over the years to reflect the condition of our fleet," Haley admits.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-06-15 16:16:07.900729+00 by: Dan Lyke

Those numbers seem absolutely absurd, and I'd like to see some more information on what constitutes a "breakdown". However, it is more fodder for thought on the blind push towards more shared motive equipment.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-06-15 10:55:09.999386+00 by: andylyke

My Hyundai Sonata has done >150,000 miles without a breakdown. I think I'll stick with it. Nissan truck only has ~70,000 miles, so it's too early to tell.