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August 2021 Muni COVID-19 Core Service Changes

Effective Aug. 14, 2021

The SFMTA is updating and expanding our next major service change, planned for August 14. Resources previously tied up by mandatory COVID-19 restrictions, like removal of the heightened cleaning regimen, were able to be redistributed so that service could be expanded. 

Map showing all of the different transit options in San Francisco, including Muni, BART/Caltrain, AC Transit, PresidiGo and Golden Gate Transit. Map also show's all of Muni's routes and their frequencies.

Service restoration will continue in August making it so that 98% of San Francisco residents will be within two to three blocks of a Muni stop. Access a larger version of the San Francisco Transit Map.

Complete List of August COVID-19 Muni Core Service Changes

Expanded Evening Service

Owl All-Nighter Service

Transit Frequency Guide and Hours of Service - Weekdays

Transit Frequency Guide and Hours of Service - Weekends

Complete List of August COVID-19 Muni Core Service Changes

Route Restorations

  • M Ocean View will return to rail service and resume its full pre-pandemic route between the Embarcadero station and San Jose and Geneva Avenues.
  • 5R Fulton Rapid service will be returning from La Playa to the Transit Center Bus Plaza. 
  • 18 46th Avenue will connect customers from the Richmond and Outer Sunset to Stonestown.
  • 28 19th Avenue service will be returning between Daly City BART and the Marina (via Lombard).
  • 35 Eureka will provide additional access from hilly districts to Muni Metro and BART.
  • 36 Teresita full route will be restored.
  • 39 Coit will return, providing service in North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • Muni “school trippers” will run during afternoon peak school hours.

New Route

  • 58 Lake Merced will travel along John Muir Drive and Sloat Boulevard, serving communities west of the lake and connecting to shopping destinations, Daly City BART and Muni’s 14 Mission.

Adjusted Route Restorations

  • 23 Monterey will resume providing service between Palou Avenue & 3rd Street and Saint Francis Wood and will connect to West Portal Station instead of Great Highway. 
  • 31 Balboa will provide service from Cabrillo Street and La Playa to Cyril Magnin at Market Street. 
  • 52 Excelsior will resume providing service between Dublin Street & La Grande Avenue in the Excelsior and Forest Hill Station. Service will be extended to connect to 14th Avenue & Quintara Street via 7th Avenue, Judah Street and 9th Avenue, providing service to Golden Gate Heights via a segment of the temporarily suspended 6 Parnassus.
  • 56 Rutland will resume providing service between Visitacion Valley Middle School and Executive Park. Service will be extended to connect to 29 Sunset and Burton High School on Mansell Street. 
  • 57 Parkmerced will resume providing service along a shortened route between Eucalyptus Drive & Junipero Serra Boulevard and Daly City BART Station, providing direct connections from Stonestown and Parkmerced to BART and KT Ingleside-Third Street. The new 58 Lake Merced will provide service along John Muir Drive. 
  • 66 Quintara will resume providing service between Vicente Street & 30th Street and 9th Avenue & Judah Street. Service will be extended to provide connections to UCSF and Haight Street & via Parnassus Avenue along a segment of the temporarily suspended 6 Parnassus. 

Route Extensions

  • 12 Folsom will be extended to the south from Market Street to provide service between Jackson Street & Van Ness Avenue and Caesar Chavez & Bartlett Street. In the Mission, service will run along 26th Street instead of connecting to 24th Street BART Station. South of Market, instead of running along 2nd Street, service will be provided to Rincon Hill via routing along Main Street and Spear Street.
  • 48 Quintara/24th Street will be extended to the west from West Portal Station to resume providing service along the pre-pandemic route between 20th Street & 3rd Street and Great Highway & Rivera Street. 

For more information on frequency and hours of service, read more on the COVID-19 Muni Core Service Plan.

Expanded Evening Service

In August, Muni service hours will be extended to midnight on 16 key routes to help people traveling later as the city reopens from the pandemic. For those who need to get around after midnight, we are planning to bring back Muni’s full late-night Owl network, including the 5 Fulton Owl and the 48 Quintara/24th Street Owl, providing service from midnight to 5 a.m. (except for the L Owl, which will continue to run from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.). Late-night bus routes will include:

We also plan to extend Metro Bus hours to cover the time span between Owl and rail service. 

The K Ingleside Bus,  N Judah Bus and T Third Street Bus will operate from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight on weekends. 

Metro rail service on the KT Ingleside-Third StreetM Ocean View and the N Judah will run from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends and on the J Church from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Restoring All Owl All-Nighter Service

Muni’s full and original late-night Owl network is scheduled to be restored in August, providing service from midnight to 5 a.m. by adding back the 5 Fulton Owl and 48 Quintara/24th Street Owl. Owl service frequency will remain approximately 30 minutes. 

Visit our Muni Owl All-Nighter Service page for the full list of Owl routes and service information.

Frequency Guides

Weekday Frequency Guide

Weekend Frequency Guide