SFWeekly: The sad state of SFMTA’s vehicle maintenance

SFWeekly has a detailed article on the deteriorating state of the SFMTA’s bus and rail fleet. Duct taped buses, garbage bags covering high voltage pantograph wiring, and rubber bands holding up roof ladders are discussed. According to the article, it takes as many as 5 workers to change a part on a bus, and there are no modern inventory controls such as bar coding in place.  All these deferred maintenance problems cause delays, dangerous equipment malfunctions, and even fatal accidents.