(Note: Photo used in this blog entry not the actual one of the incident)
I think all that money Muni is spending on free passes for kids is one big joke. If a person got killed from that incident by flying out of that train, the city would be spending a huge amount of dough inspecting every single door. But with an agency still bleeding red, how can they spend money on youth when it should be invested in prevention and repairs? If another transformer blew in the metro system, there would be another metro meltdown because no trains can operate without electricity; I'd rather see the millions spent to maintain and possibly upgrade the transformers so it can help everybody, and not just kids getting a free ride.
As I mentioned before: Kids, you should be very fortunate that Muni gives the best discounts out of the rest of the agencies in the Bay Area. You get a 62.5% discount (versus adult fare) with a free transfer, other agencies don't give free transfers or cut the discount to 50% or less.
There's no way to cancel the pass program, but I'm hoping the city will realize after the pilot program ends, that it's NEVER RENEWED. Too damn expensive.