The 44 pulled up one day and I noticed an actual line of people at the Culture Bus. I took a picture since this is so rare an occurence I had to document it.
Right after I took this picture, most of the people left the bus (most likely when they found out how much it cost) and boarded our 44 instead. The bus driver on the 44 was SUPER cool, he patiently explained how to get where they wanted for cheaper, made sure they understood, and was unerringly polite and friendly to a gaggle of tourists from all over the USA and world, most of whom were either totally unfamiliar with SF or did not speak much English.
The driver deserves a gold sticker or something for being awesome.
The Culture Bus needs to be shut down. Every day it's more money down the drain. Thanks, Gavin!