Muni may terminate dozens of unlicensed operators

August 4, 2011 10:10:42 AM PDT
San Francisco Muni officials say they are just weeks away from a plan to fire up to 48 Muni drivers who are still working without a required commercial driver's license.

The San Francisco Examiner reports that some of the Muni operators have been without a valid license for two years. Despite the threat of termination, none have been fired. But the new Muni contract imposed in June gives the transit agency much more leeway in the issue. Of the 48 operators without licenses, some have let them lapse, some of the licenses have been suspended due to off-duty DUI's, while others involve medical clearance issues.