Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Gouge 'em, they're only tourists

San Francisco hopes to raise bus and streetcar rates by 25 cents to $1.50 this fall, and also wants to raise cable car fares by $2--to five bucks a trip. Why the big hike for cable cars and not other modes of public transportation?
Muni spokeswoman Maggie Lynch conceded that cable car fares were going up more than other fares because cable cars "are mainly used by tourists."
And who wants tourists anyway?

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