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In the world of Muni, "late" is a relative term. So, after being called out over its malleable definition of the word, the agency's on-time rate dropped precipitously to a piddling 57 percent
So, perhaps it comes as little surprise that a city controller's audit released today
reveals a series of disturbing lapses when it comes to staffing and training transit operators. Muni uses poor data, fails to include relevant data, and spreads the information among a series of sub-departments -- that don't communicate with one another.
As a result, per the report, Muni "cannot accurately estimate the number of transit operators it needs to employ to meet its current public transit schedule while minimizing unscheduled overtime."
This would help to explain why, some 43 percent of the time, your bus is late. It would also help explain why Muni regularly burns through overtime
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