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Its been exactly 3 months today since I first posted about my run-in with the now infamous Fare Inspector #32 and Muni’s non-existant photography policy .  In that time I have had no less than 37 email communications with Muni’s Media Relations Manager, Judson True . Our conversation, while productive, has not yet produced a fair and sensible photography policy on the SFMTA website . In the most recent communication, Judson indicated that “we’re not quite there yet; we’re trying to do the photography and filming ones together and there are a few things I need to work out.”
So, I decided to “take it to the Tweets” and ask @SF311 , our local one-stop shop for all Muni related questions. I started with the same question posed to Judson 3 months ago: What is Muni’s official photography policy and when will it be posted online for all to see? Their response (as shown above) pointed me to the SFMTA website, specifically the policy explaining in-vehicle surveillence . You’ll need to scroll all the way to the bottom of that page to find this: “Your picture and voice may be recorded while you are riding a Muni vehicle.” Ok, thanks for the heads up, but that verbiage says nothing about the general public and photographing the vehicles, stations, and employees of our beloved Muni .
More to come as this situation slowly develops…I hope.
An Editor’s Note to @SF311: It’s “JuDson” not “JuStin” and its “Muni” not “MUNI” and his number is “415-701-4582″ not “415-415-4582.”