As any regular rider knows, Muni does a lot to earn its status as the least reliable major transit system in America. For many of its 300,000 daily riders, the one thing that makes it workable is real-time arrival information accessed via websites, mobile apps, or NextBus displays at transit stops. But soon after the new year arrived, the system started showing wildly inaccurate information.
A recent story that violated good journalistic practices led to new calls to cut funding for California High-Speed Rail. I broke down the story’s sources. I asked media watchdogs to weigh in. And I talked to the reporter behind the problematic coverage.
Elections are often compared to battles. But as millions of dollars surged into last year’s state Senate race between Scott Wiener and Jane Kim, their battle devolved into a dirty war. And that’s why these two are exactly the right people to fix the underlying problem, the problem of money in politics.