Former SF Muni Instructor Says Favoritism In Training Is Putting Public Safety At Risk

By Susie Steimle : cbslocal – excerpt

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Allegations of favoritism have surfaced at Muni Metro’s Light Rail training division in San Francisco.

Mustafa Mohamed is a transit supervisor in Muni’s light rail department, a high ranking position in what’s considered the most elite division of the SFMTA. Despite knowing he’s taking a risk, he’s blowing the whistle on what he says has been going on.

“First and foremost, it is a safety concern. We are allowing people that are unqualified out there operating the rails,” said Mohamed.

As an instructor, Mohamed says he was in charge of coaching students through an intensive 40 day, hands-on driving course. He says with every new class, he felt pressure to pass some who weren’t qualified… (more)

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