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Muni Service Changes, Rapid Network Launch Tomorrow

Friday, April 24, 2015

We're excited to be launching an enormous number of Muni service improvements and changes, starting Saturday, April 25.

Service improvements, a "Rapid Network" and a new map with streamlined route names will make getting around the city on Muni faster and easier.

Here are the basics:


Increased frequency and extended hours means more service and less crowding on the following routes:

Service Change


AM Frequency Increase

5R, 8AX, 8BX, 14R, 14X, 38R, 41, 10, 28


PM Frequency Increase

5R, 8AX, 8BX, 14R, 14X, 38R, 41

Midday Frequency Increase

5R, 8, 14R, 29

Extended AM Hours  

14X, 1AX, 1BX, 8AX, 8BX, 30X, 31AX, 31BX

Vehicle Changes

14X (40’ buses)

Additional Weekend Hours

38R (Now on Sundays)

14R (Extended hour on Saturday & Sunday)


"Limited” routes will be called “Rapid,” e.g., 38R instead of 38L, because these routes don’t provide a limited service, but rather a more rapid trip.

OLD LIMITED (L) LINES           


5L Fulton Limited

5R Fulton Rapid

9L San Bruno Limited

9R San Bruno Rapid

14L Mission Limited

14R Mission Rapid

28L 19th Ave. Limited

28R 19th Ave. Rapid

38L Geary Limited

38R Geary Rapid

71L Haight/Noriega Limited

7R Haight/Noriega Rapid


The following route name changes will more appropriately identify where the following buses travel in the city.



6 Parnassus

6 Haight-Parnassus

8x Bayshore Express

8 Bayshore

16X Noriega Express

7X Noreiga Express

17 Parkmerced

57 Parkmerced

33 Stanyan

33 Ashbury-18th

71 Haight-Noriega

7 Haight-Noriega

108 Treasure Island

25 Treasure Island

The following improvements will be coming to the bus shelters on Muni's Rapid Network.


  • New transit poles outfitted with solar powered lanterns will be visible day or night.
  • Redesigned flag signs will better identify route information, intersection names and real-time arrival details.
  • Bright red chevron-style decals, just below the shelter rooftop, easily signal a Rapid stop.
  • Just outside the shelter, new bicycle racks allow for the convenience of “park & ride” and serve as anti-cluster anchors—helping to distribute waiting riders more evenly between the front and rear doors.

For more details, visit, or check out today's press release.

Thank you for riding Muni!

Woman stands next to Muni shelter with red "Muni Rapid" decals and new map with red and blue route lines.
Today's ribbon cutton on Geary Street unveiled a suite of features coming to shelters along Muni's Rapid Network and reminded customers of service changes and new maps in use starting tomorrow!

Cheryl Brinkmand and John Haley at Muni Forward press conference next to bus shelter on Geary Street.
SFMTA Vice Chair Cheryl Brinkman helped launch Muni's "Rapid Network" and this weekend's service changes.


New Mun i Rapid lantern top that helps provide more light and better customer information at shelters
An example of the new solar powered lanterns that will accompany Muni stops along the Rapid Network.


John Haley, Cheryl Brinkmand and Ed Reiskin cut the ribbon on the updated Rapid shelter on Geary Street.
John Haley, Cheryl Brinkmand and Ed Reiskin cut the ribbon on the updated Rapid shelter on Geary Street.