Is the MTA infringing on the free speech rights?Submitted by Ronuloid on Tue, 01/15/2008 - 15:31
BY STEVEN T. JONES
Wednesday January 9, 2008
Is the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency infringing on the free speech rights of transit riders? That's the question raised by a pair of recent incidents in which a bus driver and a cable car operator ejected riders for carrying campaign signs.
The most recent incident occurred New Year's Day, when more than a dozen sign-wielding supporters of Ron Paul for United States president boarded a cable car at Fisherman's Wharf, waving their signs and chanting their support as the number 12 car moved up the hill.