I ride the 14 and the 49 almost every day. It is really appalling what has happened to both of these bus lines. The city must do something about it and residents of the Mission District need to speak up and be heard. Here are some details and examples of what has happened.
Every bus is over-crowded. Sometimes the bus is so crowded, you can feel it is not safe. There are now many breakdowns; every single day there is a bus being taken off the line, causing delays and additional over-crowding.
The bus is not safe also because of hooligans!
Recently some teenagers tried to graffiti on the interior of an over-crowded bus. One of them bumped into a senior citizen and almost knocked her into the stairwell. I was outraged and literally stopped the bus by calling out to the driver and forcing the punks off the bus.
This should not happen. The people who use and depend on these bus lines every day deserve better and must speak up. Squeaky wheels get oil!