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2022 Muni Service Network

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Project Introduction

We asked San Franciscans in fall 2021 what we should prioritize when we’re able to add more Muni service in 2022. We received hundreds of comments via meetings, email and phone and more than 4,500 survey responses. With this feedback, we developed a plan that focused on restoring connections and meeting the needs of all San Franciscans, especially people with disabilities and seniors. We also heard a call for increased frequency to reduce crowding and wait times on high ridership Muni lines, so we looked for these opportunities where resources allow.

The proposal for increasing Muni service in 2022 was approved by the SFMTA Board of Directors on December 7, 2021. See the full details of the 2022 Muni service approved plan.

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 - June 2022
Pending
Current Phase or Stage
MTA Board Consideration
Predicted Completion
June 2022
Project Status
Planning
Project Success
On budget
On schedule

2022 Muni Service Network Plan Implementation

More than 20 Muni lines will be included in the 2022 service changes. We had hoped to implement them all in early 2022, but unfortunately, we have not been able to increase our staffing of operators as quickly as we had estimated when we started the public outreach process for these changes. Factors such as ramp-up time to train trainers, operators leaving due to the city’s employee vaccine mandate and the delayed launch of operator training due to COVID-19 safety measures all contributed.

While the rate of operator hiring is on track to double in 2022, until the new staff are on board, we need to phase in the service changes to be able to deliver reliable service to our customers. The phases will begin with rail changes in February 2022 to match BART Sunday service and two phases of changes to bus service in March and June.
 

February 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.

Weekdays: 10 minutes

Weekends: 12 minutes

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

 

March 2022

Line Service Change
(as compared to December 2021)
Current Daytime Frequency March Daytime Frequency

1 California

Increase frequency on full route; continue reduction of extra service on inner portion of the line.

Weekday: 8 minutes

Weekend: 12 minutes

Weekday: 7 minutes

Weekend: 10 minutes

2 Sutter Restore portion of pre-pandemic route from Presidio Avenue and California Street to Downtown.

-

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

Weekday: 5 minutes

Weekend: 7 minutes

Weekday: 7 minutes

Weekend: 7 minutes

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

-

8 minutes
(weekday only)

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

-

8 minutes 
(weekday only)

9R San Bruno Rapid Reduce frequency.

10 minutes 
(weekday only)

12 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.

-

20 minutes
14R Mission Rapid No change – continue reduction of extra service on portion of route from Outer Mission to downtown. 10 minutes 10 minutes
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.

-

20 minutes
23 Monterey Restore to pre-pandemic alignment on Sloat Boulevard to the San Francisco Zoo.

Weekday: 20 minutes

Weekend: 30 minutes

Weekday: 20 minutes

Weekend: 30 minutes

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.

Weekday: 12 minutes

Weekend: 15 minutes

Weekday: 12 minutes

Weekend: 15 minutes

29 Sunset Increase weekday frequency.

Weekday: 10 minutes

Weekend: 12 minutes

Weekday: 9 minutes

Weekend: 12 minutes

30 Stockton Restore supplemental service along portion of route from Van Ness and North Point to Caltrain for limited portion of day.

Weekday: 12 minutes

Weekend: 15 minutes

Weekday: 6 minutes

Weekend: 7.5 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: 12 minutes

Weekend: 20 minutes

Weekday: 12 minutes

Weekend: 20 minutes

56 Rutland Extend service to Burton High School. 20 minutes 20 minutes
57 Parkmerced Extend from Eucalyptus Drive and Junipero Serra Boulevard to West Portal Station, restoring some pre-pandemic connections. 20 minutes 20 minutes
58 Lake Merced Reroute to serve Brotherhood Way instead of Westlake Shopping Center. 20 minutes 30 minutes

 

June 2022

Line Service Change
(as compared to March 2022)
March Daytime Frequency June Daytime Frequency
2 Sutter Increase weekday frequency.

Weekday: 20 minutes

Weekend: 20 minutes

Weekday: 15 minutes

Weekend: 20 minutes

5 Fulton Increase daytime weekday frequency.

Weekday: 10 minutes

Weekend: 8 minutes

Weekday: 8 minutes

Weekend: 8 minutes

6 Haight/Parnassus Restore full pre-pandemic route.

-

20 minutes
9R San Bruno Rapid Reverse frequency reduction made in March (see above).

12 minutes 
(weekday only)

10 minutes 
(weekday only)

10 Townsend Increase weekday frequency.

Weekday: 20 minutes

Weekend: 20 minutes

Weekday: 15 minutes

Weekend: 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: 20 minutes

Weekend: 20 minutes

Weekday: 15 minutes

Weekend: 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: 20 minutes

Weekend: 20 minutes

Weekday: 15 minutes

Weekend: 20 minutes

14R Mission Rapid Restore some supplemental service along portion of route from Outer Mission to Downtown, as resources are available.

Weekday: 10 minutes

Weekends: 10 minutes

Weekday: 10 minutes or less

Weekend: 10 minutes

21 Hayes Increase weekday frequency.

Weekday: 20 minutes

Weekend: 20 minutes

Weekday: 15 minutes

Weekend: 20 minutes

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

-

10 minutes (weekday only)

31 Balboa Extend from Market Street to 5th Street, Townsend Street, 3rd Street and Harrison Street, with a terminal at the 4th and King Caltrain Station. 20 minutes 20 minutes
38R Geary Rapid Increase weekday frequency.

Weekday: 8 minutes

Weekend: 10 minutes

Weekday: 6 minutes

Weekend: 10 minutes

52 Excelsior Return to pre-pandemic alignment terminating at Forest Hill Station.

Weekday: 20 minutes

Weekend: 30 minutes

Weekday: 20 minutes

Weekend: 30 minutes

66 Quintara Return to pre-pandemic alignment terminating in the Inner Sunset. 20 minutes 20 minutes

August 2022 and Beyond: Service Expansion

As we move into fall 2022, we will continue community dialogue and planning to develop an expansion of Muni's Rapid network, express routes 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.

Contact Information
415.646.2005