Cable car riders stranded while transit workers watch 49ers game

San Francisco municipal transit workers are among the highest city transit workers in the country. They’ve got gold-plated pensions and an $800 million operating budget. The average operator earns at least $101,000 in yearly salary and benefits. So what were SFMTA workers busy doing while on the taxpayer dime this Sunday evening? Watching an NFL game and leaving cable car passengers in the lurch for more than hour! One rider tweeted photos of the government employees gathered around the TV set:

Sheesh. Given that the city’s entire cable car system was down on Friday, you’d think these guys would be more attentive to providing attentive customer service.

Well, at least we know where SFMTA’s priorities are:

Heh:

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