August 8, 2022

SFMTA need to lessen the value to experience in cable automobiles

Relating to “The city’s beloved cable cars climb back” (Bay Location, Aug. 4): Heather Knight’s transportation columns are considerably appreciated, especially regarding cable automobiles and historic road vehicles. I agree with Knight in her column that Muni has priced alone out of cable vehicle passenger targeted traffic, alongside with the extended lines.

How about $5 per grownup including 1 boy or girl 12 a long time outdated and youthful? I assume this would provide back a great deal of visitors and I hope that cable car or truck provider can be on much more recurrent schedules as well. Becoming equipped to use a Clipper Card would also be beneficial.

Carol Walker, Richmond

Political posturing

In “TV hearings will not change history” (Open up Forum, Aug. 2), the writer bemoans the simple fact that the hearings concerning Jan. 6th won’t have significantly effects on society, and blames this on the adjust that has taken location in the media.

The author argues that prior hearings had gravitas because we could merely depend on the reporting of CBS, NBC, ABC, and PBS individuals did not have to contend with the confusion of the quite a few cable information vendors of today.

Truly, Congressional hearings no longer suggest a great deal to individuals mainly because they’ve turn into extra like marketing campaign advertisements and fundraising activities than queries for applicable information and facts. It hardly requires an investigation to ascertain that the conduct of previous President Donald Trump and his most rabid supporters can be grossly poor. But if your real purpose is political posturing, it may perhaps be just the ticket.