Muni Seeks Public Input for 2022 Service Level Changes

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is seeking feedback from the public about the future of Muni service. Alex Mullaney/Ingleside Light

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Through presentations, office hours and surveys the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will collect input from the public about what its bus and rail service should be in 2022.

After a difficult 18 months caused by the pandemic now exacerbated by a potential driver shortage stemming from vaccine holdouts, Muni is looking to the future in the shape of a new service plan to roll out early next year.

The SFMTA recently shared three proposals for how service could be increased. With fresh feedback in hand, the agency will develop a proposal for increasing Muni service slated for publication in mid October.

The public will have opportunities to provide input on the refined proposal throughout October and into November through open houses, office hours, a survey and directly by phone and email.

SFMTA staff will use all the input collected from community stakeholders to develop a final proposal to be put before the SFMTA Board of Directors, a six-person panel appointed by the mayor, in December.

Changes

Muni has not restored the 2 Clement, 3 Jackson, 6 Haight/Parnassus, 10 Townsend, 21 Hayes, 28R 19th Avenue Rapid and 47 Van Ness.  

Some changes to Muni service have already been determined for 2022. The transit agency will retain all-day service within two to three blocks of all stops that had all-day service before the pandemic, make the 28R 19th Avenue Rapid every 10 minutes, extend the 43 Masonic and restore the 10 Townsend.

The SFMTA is still collecting feedback on the changes made to routes at the outset of the pandemic. The transit agency wants input on the shortened J Church light rail route and the 23 Monterey, 57 Parkmerced, 35 Eureka and 48 Quintara/24th Street bus routes.

Aside from the pandemic, Muni wants to change its service levels because it has observed changes in travel patterns, according to a news release.

Public Input Opportunities

Formal presentation plus question-and-answer time

  • Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, 12 to 2 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, 6 to 8 p.m. 

SFMTA virtual office hours  for youth

  • Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 6 to 8 p.m.

For more information about the virtual events and survey, visit sfmta.com/2022network. To provide feedback directly, email tellmuni@sfmta.com or call (415) 646-2005.