In his column today, Chuck Nevius of the Chronicle has essentially repeated a story the paper’s Carl Nolte wrote a couple of years ago: the F-Market & Wharves line attracts more riders than the streetcars can handle. (This just in…!)
Nevius quoted me out of context in the article (I’m shocked, SHOCKED!) when he seemed to suggest that Market Street Railway is in favor of doubling the streetcar count on the F-line. What I said was that the line had the structural capacity to run twice as many vehicles as now, but we’d have to see what the demand actually warranted — and we should look at measures to speed up operations as well, especially pre-paid fares and continuation and enforcement of the Muni only lanes all the way from Van Ness to Drumm on Market. The story is here.
Once again, scores of reader comments on the online version provide insight as to how San Franciscans view the F-line. A sampling: