The COMMUNITY GUIDE TO THE TRANSIT EFFECTIVENESS PROJECT is now available! Please see the EIR Final Documents link below under "Latest Updates" for more details.
SFMTA is embarking on a comprehensive overhaul of San Francisco’s transit network, the Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP). The proposed changes will modernize Muni and make it more efficient, reliable, safe and comfortable for its existing 700,000 daily passengers. Developed over several years of data collection, intensive planning and public outreach efforts, the TEP will restructure transit service on certain lines to improve efficiency and connectivity and implement transit priority changes on the most heavily used lines to give buses and trains more priority on our City streets.
Recently, SFMTA has conducted extensive outreach about its numerous TEP service change proposals and has collected a great deal of feedback about the proposals from members of the public. Several of the service change proposals have been revised based on the input that was received. Please click on the "Details" tab above to learn more about the revised proposals.
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|- Service Proposals on Hold (19, 48 (east of Potrero Avenue), 58, 23, 54, 90/91A/91B Owl)|
|- Service Proposals Not Being Pursued - based on input received from public and from Policy and Governance Committee (PAG) (27, 32, 36, 37, 56)|
|- Revised Service and Route Changes - based on input received from public and from Policy and Governance Committee (PAG) (2, 3, 6, 8X, 10, 11, 12, 17, 22, 28, 28L, 35, 43, 47, 48)|
|- Originally Proposed Service and Route Changes (E, F, J, KT, L, M, N, NX, 1, 1AX, 1BX, 2, 3, 5, 5L, 6, 8X, 8AX, 8BX, 9, 9L, 10, 11, 12, 14, 14L, 14X, 16X, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 28L, 29, 30, 30X, 31, 31AX, 31BX, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 38L, 38AX, 38BX, 39, 41, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48, 49, 49L, 52, 54, 56, 58, 66, 67, 71L, 76, 80X, 81X, 82X, 88, 90, 91A, 91B/N Owl, 108, Cable Car)|
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|- Project Details|
|- Providing Feedback|
The TEP is a comprehensive overhaul of San Francisco’s transit network that will make Muni more efficient, reliable, safe, and comfortable for its 700,000 daily passengers. In conjunction with other Muni programs, the TEP is a blueprint for improving mobility for all residents while making Muni a great transportation choice for residents and visitors alike. The TEP includes two categories of implementation tools to modernize Muni: 1) "Rapid" Proposals (or Travel Time Reduction Proposals), and 2) Network Service and Route Changes. In addition, the TEP proposes to improve the customer experience by updating maps and investing in new signage to clearly communicate route information. Some of the many improvements include:
|- Better reliability and on-time performance||- More user-friendly customer experiences|
|- Faster travel times||- More accessible service|
|- Safer boardings on busiest routes||- Better air quality and less congestion|
|- Shorter wait times|
The TEP primarily consists of "Rapid" proposals (or Travel Time Reduction Proposals), and Service and Route Changes.
The TEP includes Rapid Proposals for the following corridors:
Based on feedback we recently received from members of the public, as well as from the SFMTA Policy and Governance Committee (PAG), which reviewed detailed proposals on March 21, we have revised the original proposals for service and route changes for the following routes: 2-Clement, 3-Jackson, 6-Parnassus, 8X-BayshoreExpress, 10-Townsend, 11-Downtown Connector, 12-Folsom, 17-Parkmerced, 22-Fillmore, 28 / 28L, 33-Stanyan, 35-Eureka, 43-Masonic, 47-Van Ness, and 48-Quintara 24th Street.
Also based on recently-received public and PAG feedback, we will not be pursuing the initially-proposed service and route change for the following routes: 27-Bryant, 32-Roosevelt, 36-Teresita, 37-Corbett, and 56-Rutland.
Additionally, based on public input and on further analysis, we will not be pursuing any route changes for the following routes at this time: 19-Polk, 48-Quintara 24th Street (east of Potrero Avenue), 58-24th Street, 23-Monterey, 54-Felton, and 90/91A/91B Owl.
These are original proposals for route restructuring, frequency improvements, and vehicle type changes, which will direct resources to where they are needed most, reducing crowding and improving connections to regional transit.
Some of these service improvements require capital investment, such as new overhead wire or pedestrian improvements, to allow the bus to change routing, or to allow limited and local buses to run on the same street.
The Transit Effectiveness Project is an on-going program that aims to improve service reliability, reduce travel time on transit, and improve customer experiences and service efficiency. As part of the Muni Rapid vision, and in conjunction with other Muni programs, the TEP will be the blueprint for making Muni a great transportation choice for our residents and visitors.
The TEP has been an on-going process since 2006. Two significant milestones include the presentation of the initial planning documents and findings in 2008 and the development of an Implementation Strategy in 2011.
From October 2006 to June 2007, the SFMTA captured a tremendous amount of information on its bus routes and rail lines, including exactly where customers are boarding vehicles and how many people are riding the system throughout the day (view this boarding data). The 2008 Planning Phase documents, which report the findings of this unprecedented route-by-route data collection effort, describe a new policy framework for Muni service, proposals for line-by-line route restructuring, and recommendations for internal operational improvements to reduce transit delay and improve system reliability.
The 2011 Implementation Strategy document outlines project priorities, funding needs and an implementation schedule. The Strategy identified $170 million in capital expenditures to continue our priority on reliability and improved travel time, as well as to implement the remaining route updates. Of the $170 million, approximately $90 million would go towards travel time reduction proposals and related customer amenities on the Rapid network. The remaining dollars would go towards terminal improvements, overhead wire expansion and other system-wide capital investments.
Service and Route Changes: The Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP) proposes service changes for route restructuring, frequency improvements, and vehicle type changes, which will direct resources where they are needed most. These changes will better serve Muni customers, reflect changing transit, and streamline routes for improved reliability and reduced delay. The proposed service and route changes include:
- Creating new routes
- Redesigning existing routes
- Adding service to new streets
- Eliminating unproductive existing routes or route segments
- Changing vehicle type
- Changing frequency and span of service
- Changing the mix of local/limited/express service
- Other changes, such as new express service stops, expansion of Limited-stop service to include Sundays, and the expansion of other service with the addition of days of operation.
Some of these service improvements require capital investment, such as new overhead wire or pedestrian improvements, to allow the bus to change routing, or to allow limited and local buses to run on the same street. Capital improvements needed for route restructuring include:
- Overhead wire expansion to streets proposed for trolley service
- Layover space expansion and pedestrian improvements to terminals and transfer points where routes are proposed to intersect
- Road reconfiguration for a contraflow transit lane
- Additional accessible rail platforms.
These capital improvements will be phased upon resource availability and are needed to complete the TEP proposed service changes. See a list of capital projects associated with service changes.
Rapid Proposals: Travel time reduction proposals along the Rapid Network, including bus stop and roadway changes, will help customers get to their destinations more quickly. For these proposals, there are no route changes proposed; these engineering changes are proposed specifically to address the delays vehicles face along their routes. The Rapid proposals are focused to optimize each operating dollar. By reducing travel time and improving reliability, there are opportunities to save operating dollars that can be reinvested. These proposals are based on ideas from outreach and best engineering practices for transit. They are not changes to route frequency or alignment.
Proposals are being evaluated for the following routes:
- J Church: Balboa Park Station to Market
- L Taraval: West Portal to SF Zoo
- N Judah: La Playa to Cole
- 5 Fulton: La Playa to Market
- 8X Bayshore Express: Geneva and Ocean to San Bruno and Silver
- 9 San Bruno: 11th & Market to Bayshore & Alemany
- 14/14L Mission/ Mission Limited: Daly City BART to Embarcadero
- 22 Fillmore: Church and 16th to Third and 16th
- 28/28L 19th Avenue/ 19th Avenue Limited: Junipero Serra to California
- 30 Stockton: Van Ness and Chestnut to Stockton and Market
- 71 Haight Noriega: Laguna to Stanyan
The Planning Department is conducting an environmental review of the Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP) in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The environmental review process provides decision makers and the general public with an objective analysis of the immediate and long range specific and cumulative environmental impacts of a proposed project on its surrounding physical environment. In California, an environmental review is two-fold in purpose: to disclose the impacts of a project and to ensure public participation.
In January 2013, the Planning Department issued an Initial Study (IS) to focus the scope of the TEP Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The Initial Study is available for public review and by downloading from the Planning Department website. The public comment period for the TEP Initial Study was from January 24, 2013 through February 22, 2013.
The Planning Department issued a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the TEP on July 10th, 2013. The public comment period for the TEP Draft EIR was from July 11 to September 17, 2013. The Planning Department will respond in writing to comments about the environmental review of the TEP proposals, including any information and analysis in the TEP Draft EIR.
To leave comments about all other TEP-related subjects and proposals, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the TEP hotline at 415-701-4599.
For more information about the environmental review process, please contact the Planning Department, Attention: TEP, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, California 94103, or email to email@example.com.
Have any comments, questions, or general feedback about the TEP? Please let us know what you think:
- Call 311 and provide your feedback.
- Call the TEP Hotline at 415-701-4599.
- Email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEP information may be found in Chinese and Spanish at: