Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on February 28, 2007

Non-paying customers costing Muni millions
SAN FRANCISCO — Broken fare boxes and riders who cheat the system cause the Bay Area’s busiest transit agency to raise only 22% of its operating expenses at the fare box — a number well below the national average. For the full story, click here. MTA stats: Blocked doors big reason for late trains
NEW YORK — More than 4,270 trains were thrown off schedule in 2006 because riders blocked subway doors from closing, making it the fifth-leading cause of delays according to Metropolitan Transportation Authority statistics. For the full story, click here. Boy arrested in bus ‘tagging’
LOS ANGELES — A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of “tagging” a city bus carrying L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other dignitaries during the inauguration of a new bus stop near the boy’s school. For the full story, click here.

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