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2022 Muni Service Network

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Project Introduction

We are working to build back our ridership by providing high-quality, reliable service that people can count on. To make schedules more reliable and reduce wait times and crowding, we are working to schedule service that reflects available operator staffing. This means we are only scheduling service we know we have the staff to cover.

Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to add service as quickly as we had hoped because of our severe transit operator shortage, and because of the impact of the COVID-19 surges on our plans to hire more operators. We are adding more service as soon as we can and are doing everything in our power to hire more transit operators and other transit staff to make that possible.

As resources allow, our service changes will continue prioritizing the following goals: 

Focus on equity. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have focused on equity, prioritizing service linking neighborhoods identified by our Muni Service Equity Strategy to essential destinations like hospitals and neighborhood commercial corridors.  Additionally, we have increased service on a number of crowded routes.

Accommodate changing travel patterns. We work to adjust our service to meet the needs of the community. Trip patterns have changed over the last two years with a noticeable shift in San Francisco residents traveling neighborhood to neighborhood instead of the peak period downtown-centric travel pattern that was prevalent pre-pandemic. As the city recovers, travel patterns will likely change again, so we are constantly monitoring and shifting Muni service, as resources are available, to respond to these changes.

Get the most out of the subway. We are proud of the dramatic work we've done to the subway since the start of the pandemic, and we are building on that success to continue to get the most out of the subway by embarking on a large-scale process to improve subway performance. Changes during the pandemic dramatically improved efficiency, speed, reliability and throughput, helping us get more out of our existing infrastructure.

Project Timeline 
Initiating Stakeholder Engagement
July - September 2021
Pending
Citywide Engagement
September - October 2021
Pending
Addressing What We Heard: Fine-Tuning the Network
October - November 2021
Pending
MTA Board Consideration
December 2021
Pending
Implementation
February 2022 - late 2022
Pending
Current Phase or Stage
Implementation
Predicted Completion
Late 2022
Project Status
Implementation / Construction
Project Success
On budget
On schedule

Planned for July 9, 2022

Map showing the routes that are part of the July 2022 service changes. Routes responding to crowding: 14R Mission Rapid, 29 Sunset, 45 Union-Stockton, 58 Lake Merced, L Bus. Routes that are restoring connections: 2 Sutter, 6 Parnassus, 21 Hayes. Routes being adjusted or restored: 23 Monterey, 28 19th Avenue, 43 Masonic, 49 Van Ness, 52 Excelsior, 57 Parkmerced, 58 Lake Merced, 66 Quintara.

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Line Service Change
(as compared to April service)
Daytime Frequency (as of April) Adjusted Daytime Frequency
2 Sutter

Restore portion of pre-pandemic route from Presidio Avenue and California Street to Downtown in response to community feedback.

-

Every 20 minutes
Haight/Parnassus Restore pre-pandemic connections in response to community feedback. - Weekday and Weekends: Every 20 minutes
14R Mission Rapid Restore some supplemental service along portion of route from Outer Mission to Downtown, as resources are available to reduce crowding.

Weekdays Only: Every 5 minutes (peak hours)

No frequency change
21 Hayes Restore portion of pre-pandemic route from St. Mary’s Hospital to Civic Center Station and the Main Library, no longer continuing downtown on Market Street.

-

Every 20 minutes
23 Monterey Restore to pre-pandemic alignment on Sloat Boulevard to the San Francisco Zoo in response to community feedback.

Weekday: every 20 minutes

Weekend: every 30 minutes

No frequency change

28 19th Avenue Extend from Van Ness Avenue and North Point Street to Powell and Beach streets in Fisherman’s Wharf to replace the 49 Van Ness-Mission which will terminate at Van Ness/North Point in response to changing trip patterns.

Weekday: every 12 minutes

Weekend: every 15 minutes

No frequency change
29 Sunset Increase weekday frequency to address crowding.

Weekday: every 10 minutes

Weekend: every 12 minutes

Weekday: every 9 minutes

Weekend: every 12 minutes

43 Masonic Restore to pre-pandemic alignment, extending to north of Presidio Avenue and California Street to the Presidio, the Marina and Fort Mason.

Weekday: every 12 minutes

Weekend: every 20 minutes

No frequency change
45 Union/Stockton Increase frequency to address crowding. Every 12 minutes Every 10 minutes
49 Van Ness Restore full pre-pandemic route to Van Ness and North Point rather than Powell and Beach streets.

Weekday: every 6 minutes

Weekend: every 8 minutes

No frequency change
52 Excelsior Restore full pre-pandemic route. Every 20 minutes No frequency change
57 Parkmerced Extend from Eucalyptus Drive and Junipero Serra Boulevard to West Portal Station, restoring some pre-pandemic connections in response to community feedback. Every 20 minutes No frequency change
58 Lake Merced Reroute to serve Brotherhood Way instead of Westlake Shopping Center. Reduced frequency to address crowding on higher ridership lines. Every 20 minutes Every 30 minutes
66 Quintara Return to pre-pandemic alignment terminating in the Inner Sunset. Every 20 minutes No frequency change
L Taraval Bus Shorten route to run between the SF Zoo and West Portal Station and increase frequency in response to changing trip patterns.

Weekdays: every 10 minutes

Weekends: every 12 minutes

Weekdays: every 8 minutes

Weekends: every 10 minutes

 

Future Changes

Line Service Change
(as compared to July service)
Daytime Frequency (as of July) Adjusted Daytime Frequency
2 Sutter Increase weekday frequency.

Weekday: every 20 minutes

Weekend: every 20 minutes

Weekday: every 15 minutes

Weekend: every 20 minutes

5 Fulton Increase daytime weekday frequency.

Weekday: every 10 minutes

Weekend: every 8 minutes

Weekday: every 8 minutes

Weekend: every 8 minutes

9R San Bruno Rapid Restore frequency to pre-Phase Two adjustments (see above).

Every 12 minutes 
(weekday only)

Every 10 minutes 
(weekday only)

10 Townsend Restore portion of pre-pandemic route from Potrero Hill to Sansome and Montgomery streets in the Financial District. Realign in Potrero Hill to operate on 16th Street rather than 17th Street, using the new transit lanes.

-

Every 20 minutes

12 Folsom/Pacific Short 
(to 16th Street BART)

Extend from Main and Howard streets to the 16th Street Mission BART Station. Increase weekday frequency.

Weekday: every 20 minutes

Weekend: every 20 minutes

Weekday: every 15 minutes

Weekend: every 20 minutes

12 Folsom/Pacific Long 
(to Cesar Chavez and Mission Street)

Extend from Jackson Street at Van Ness Avenue to Jackson and Fillmore streets. Increase weekday frequency.

Weekday: every 20 minutes

Weekend: every 20 minutes

Weekday: every 15 minutes

Weekend: every 20 minutes

21 Hayes Increase weekday frequency.

Weekday: every 20 minutes

Weekend: every 20 minutes

Weekday: every 15 minutes

Weekend: every 20 minutes

28R 19th Avenue Rapid Restore full pre-pandemic route on weekdays only (same as pre-pandemic).

-

Every 10 minutes (weekday only)

31 Balboa Extend from Market Street to Caltrain Station (Townsend & 4th Street) via SoMa using 3rd and 5th streets. Every 20 minutes No frequency change
38R Geary Rapid Increase weekday frequency.

Weekday: every 8 minutes

Weekend: every 10 minutes

Weekday: every 6 minutes

Weekend: every 10 minutes

Service Expansion

As we move into fall 2022, we will continue community dialogue and planning to develop an expansion of Muni's Rapid network and other frequency improvements to address crowding and reduce wait times as the system continues to recover. There are many competing needs for our Muni system, and we are doing our best to balance as many of them as possible with the resources that we have.

We will continue our hiring plans and work with policy makers and the public to identify new ongoing funding sources to support additional transit service that can meet the needs of the future.

 

Implemented February 19, 2022

Line Service Change
(as compared to December 2021)
Current Daytime Frequency February Daytime Frequency
J Church Extend service into subway. J will run from Balboa Park to Embarcadero Station instead of terminating at Church Street.

Weekdays: every 10 minutes

Weekends: every 12 minutes

Every 15 minutes
All metro lines (J Church, KT Ingleside-Third Street, M Ocean View, N Judah) Expand Sunday service to 12 a.m. Varies depending on metro line; will match current Saturday frequency Varies depending on metro line; will match current Saturday frequency

 

Implemented April 16, 2022

Line Service Change (as compared to February service) Daytime Frequency (as of February) Adjusted Daytime Frequency

1 California

Increase frequency on full route.

Weekday: every 8 minutes

Weekend: every 12 minutes

Weekday: every 7 minutes

Weekend: every 10 minutes

8 Bayshore During certain times of the day, replace service with 8AX & 8BX Expresses (see below).

Weekday: every 5 minutes

Weekend: every 7 minutes

Weekday: every 8 minutes

Weekend: every 7 minutes

8AX Bayshore Express Restore full pre-pandemic route on weekdays only (same as pre-pandemic).

-

Every 8 minutes
(weekday only)

8BX Bayshore Express Restore full pre-pandemic route on weekdays only (same as pre-pandemic).

-

Every 8 minutes 
(weekday only)

9R San Bruno Rapid Reduce frequency.

Every 10 minutes 
(weekday only)

Every 12 minutes
(weekday only)
14R Mission Rapid No change. Every 10 minutes No frequency change
30 Stockton Restore daytime supplemental service from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. along portion of route from Van Ness and North Point to Caltrain.

Weekday: every 12 minutes

Weekend: every 15 minutes

Weekday: every 6 minutes (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Weekend: every 7.5 minutes (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

49 Van Ness No change.

Weekday: every 6 minutes

Weekend: every 15 minutes

No frequency change

56 Rutland Extend service to Burton High School. Every 20 minutes No frequency change
Contact Information
415.646.2005