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12 Folsom/Pacific Rincon Hill Extension

Historically, the 12 Folsom/Pacific served the Rincon Hill neighborhood. Now, after a decade without the 12 Folsom/Pacific’s service, this project brings Muni back to Rincon Hill. While the proposal updates the 12 Folsom/Pacific route, it will continue to serve the Chinatown, SoMa and Mission neighborhoods.

Proposed Route Update

Accessing Rincon Hill via Folsom and Harrison streets, the proposed route update for the 12 Folsom/Pacific would connect to Embarcadero Station via Main and Spear. The route north of Market would travel on Clay and Sacramento streets. 

This proposed route through Rincon Hill maintains the same travel time as the current route. It makes use of existing transit-only lanes on Clay and Sacramento to keep the bus moving. The 10 Townsend line would continue to serve eliminated stops, with a bus frequency of every 15 minutes.

More than 1,200 community members provided feedback on how the bus should travel north of Market Street, which directly shaped the final proposal. Learn more about the route options the community considered here.

Image of recommended route for Rincon Hill extension. Route uses Main and Spear as the north/south couplet, respectively.  Route continues onto Drumm then uses Sacramento and Clay as the west/east couplet before reaching Sansome. Map shows proposed new stops and the discontinued routing and stops on 2nd Street and part of Sansome Street.Project Background

The proposal to restore bus service to Rincon Hill arose after extensive community feedback and an analysis of growth and travel patterns, as detailed in the 2015 Rincon Hill Community Transit Plan. Over the last ten years, the character of Rincon Hill has changed significantly for residential housing. With as many as 10,000 new residents expected in the neighborhood – including affordable housing for seniors – there is a strong need to restore the 12 Folsom/Pacific service. By bringing the 12 Folsom/Pacific back to Rincon Hill we are serving the transit needs of today and in the future.

Route Option to 24th Street BART

The project team also received initial feedback regarding the southern portion of the route to 24th Street BART. More time is needed to determine the routing that would work best, and SFMTA looks forward to continuing its conversation with the community in the Mission about this segment. There is no change being proposed to the southern portion of the 12 Folsom/Pacific route in the current proposal.

Project Timeline 
Spring - Fall 2018
Public Outreach
Summer 2019
SFMTA Board Review
Late 2019 - Early 2020
Service Implementation
Project Status 
Contact Information 
12 Folsom/Pacific Rincon Hill Extension
Jean Long, Project Manager
Bonnie Jean von Krogh, Public Relations Officer