Muni Diaries is one of the local blogs we like around here. The site’s mission:

Muni Diaries is a place to share and read rider tales and news about the sometimes crappy, sometimes efficient, but essential public-transit system of San Francisco.

Saw something hilarious on a ride? Grossed out by bad Muni etiquette? Checked out the same hot thang on the bus every day this week and didn’t get up the nerve to smile? The idea is: If you have something to say about a ride, about a route, or even about politics surrounding public transit in the city, Muni Diaries is your forum to let the world know…

(W)e want Muni Diaries to be a user-generated exercise in storytelling.

Last week I interviewed one of the editors, Jeff Hunt, about the site, about Muni itself, and about some memorable user posts. Listen to the interview below:

Jeff Hunt on the site’s attitude toward Muni
[audio:http://ww2.kqed.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2011/07/muni1constructive.mp3|titles=muni1constructive]

On bringing San Franciscans together through stories about Muni
[audio:http://ww2.kqed.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2011/07/muni2coremission.mp3|titles=muni2coremission]

On whether Muni’s bad points are overblown
[audio:http://ww2.kqed.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2011/07/muni5badpress.mp3|titles=muni5badpress]

His favorite Muni story, about a longtime 33 driver who was being transferred and threw a party on the bus
[audio:http://ww2.kqed.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2011/07/muni4favestory.mp3|titles=muni4favestory]

On a particularly bad Muni story, about a nasty fight on a bus
[audio:http://ww2.kqed.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2011/07/muni7badstory.mp3|titles=muni7badstory]

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Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor for KQED's daily health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED News Fix.

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