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Muni Riders to Get Blast of AC at Cost of $5.1 Million: Report

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    San Francisco may be cool and foggy, but Muni riders will soon be blasted with AC.

    Most of Muni’s but fleet will see air conditioning installed, according to an email sent by John Haley, director of transit at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation his staff on Wednesday, provided to the San Francisco Examiner.

    In the letter, Haley said the move to provide cool air came from bus operators, who voiced a need for air conditioning in an open forum a few months ago. Haley told the Examiner that 98 of the fleet’s 880 buses will have air conditioning installed by September. The rest of the fleet should be air conditioned by the end of, he said. Air conditioning on the 40-foot buses is about $15,000, and the cost on 60-foot “articulated” buses is about $25,000. The total cost will be about $5.1 million, SFMTA spokesman Paul Rose told the news agency.