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Mayor Breed Declares Muni Free Tomorrow Due to Bad Air Conditions

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

New LRV4 passing older Breda LRV on Market Street

San Francisco’s air quality has moved from red or “unhealthy” to purple or “very unhealthy” due to local wildfires and weather patterns. The Department of Public Health highly recommends that everyone stay indoors and avoid exposure to the outside air. As a result Mayor London Breed requested that all Muni service be free tomorrow, Friday, November 16th, to ensure that all people have access to enclosed transportation during this time.

“By making Muni free, we are allowing people who might need to travel to a respite center, to work or to another destination to have access to transportation without having to expose themselves to smoke outside for a long period of time,” said Ed Reiskin, SFMTA Director of Transportation. “We are also doing everything we can to protect our employees by ensuring they have the resources they need to be as safe as possible.”

Passengers are permitted to board without a transfer and should not tag the Clipper readers. On Friday, November 16, Muni will be operating on a non-school weekday schedule and Cable Car service will be provided by bus shuttles