Muni To Launch Next Big Shakeup This Saturday, Changing Routes, Stops, Service Levels, More

by Teresa Hammerl : hoodline – excerpt

The Muni Forward project is bringing a new slew of service changes to transit lines across the city, which are set to kick off this Saturday. Some lines are getting more buses and trains, others less, and one line is getting some bigger new buses added to the lineup. The much-debated stop reductions on the L-Taraval are also moving forward.

According to SFMTA, the changes are based on feedback from Muni riders, adding service to popular routes and reducing frequency on others to prevent terminal crowding or to address under-used service. There are also a few stop and route adjustments in the works…

The city’s historic streetcars will also experience a reduction in service: expect fewer F-Market and F-Wharves trains in the morning and afternoon hours, to reduce crowding at the F-line’s 17th and Market terminus in the Castro. The SFMTA says the reductions will make the line more reliable (more)

“The SFMTA says the reductions will make the line more reliable.” Is this a factual error or a typo?

The only thing SFMTA seems capable of doing is cutting service, removing seats and bus stops, raising prices, and rearranging the pieces of what used to be a liable transit system. And they blame the drivers for all of their problems.

Someone needs new career, in fact a lot of them do.

What we need is a time machine to turn the clock back to pre-SFMTA days when Muni ran Muni and did not design future cities. We need to return to a Muni that works today instead of financing the future perfect Muni growing in somebody’s head for tomorrow.
Maybe they are cutting service to make room for the tech buses? Hmm?

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Muni To Launch Next Big Shakeup This Saturday, Changing Routes, Stops, Service Levels, More

  1. All of these changes date back to 2013 when they were discussed and approved. They all have something to do with a future project. They’re just started off with the buses first. For example 5 Fulton. That has to do with the macalister street project which will cause Tripple traffic, it has to do with the Geary brt , arguello and 25th st as well as golden gate park. All seperate projects but connected. Sfmta made it public a few years ago. Now it’s just a story so that it’s no surprise they’re screwing us.

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