SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The director of San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency, Ed Reiskin, is stepping down from his position after eight years, he said in a statement Monday afternoon.
Reiskin’s resignation follows a rough week for the Muni after service was shutdown for much of the day Friday and video surfaced earlier in the week showing a woman’s hand being caught in the door of a new train.
Train delays began around 6:30 a.m. Friday after power lines became ditached between the Civic Center and Powell Street stations. The agency said Friday that power was completely restored at 7:25 p.m.
Reiskin has served as the city’s director of transportation since 2011 and is set to resign at the end of August, per his employement agreement.
He said in a statement that “it’s become clear that this is the right time for a change.”
“I will continue to give my heart and soul to this job up to my last day, and as someone who will continue to ride Muni and enjoy the streets of San Francisco each day, I’ll be confident in the fact that the SFMTA is in your good hands,” Reiskin also said.
It’s unclear who will lead the agency following Reiskin’s departure.
The Muni transports more than 200 million riders every year, according to the agency.
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