muni_generic.jpg5/7: Just in case you missed this two weeks ago — Muni’s schedule changes officially go into effect Saturday, May 8. Don’t forget to check out the revised schedules, hours, and frequencies of your lines, below.

The SFMTA has sent us a couple of releases reminding us that things will get just a little bit shittier for Transit users in May.

Discount passes for senior, youth and people with disabilities has increased from $15 to $20 earlier this month, and on May 1 the MTA will start charging you a $2.50 “processing fee” (they also call it a “transaction fee,” but, let’s face it, it’s just a fee) of $2.50 for online payments of citations, purchases of Muni passes and parking cards sales.

Then on May 8 we have the dreaded service cuts. Here’s a copy of the Muni’s official Reduced Frequency And Shorter Hours brochure to print and save or upload to your phone or whatever. In any case, take a look at it to see how your lines’ hours and frequency have changed. Do I sound bummed? I feel bummed.

Update: Muni resent their release with service cut information, this time attaching a chart comparing the old service with the new. There’s no way we can replicate this in any legible fashion, but you can look at the entire chart here. How much will this change your commute?

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  • Xenu

    Now Muni will go from packed to absurdly packed. We’ll have to get those guys with paddles to shove people onto the bus like they do in Japan.

  • Xenu

    Now Muni will go from packed to absurdly packed. We’ll have to get those guys with paddles to shove people onto the bus like they do in Japan.

  • LibertyHiller

    Maybe the object of these latest cuts is to lower our expectations to a point that matches what Muni’s actually capable of providing. I can’t really boo-hoo, since it’s not like the J-Lurch runs on anything approaching a regular schedule now. The last three days, there have been gaps of 15-20 minutes between cars around 8:15-8:30, which is when many of us are trying to get to work.

    I see that there hasn’t been an update to Muni’s list of daily reports since last week, but these figures are telling.

    ABSENTEEISM (Green Division – LRVs)
    Thu 4/15 – 27%
    Fri 4/16 – 26%
    Mon 4/19 – MISSING
    Tue 4/20 – 22% (last day available)

    AVAILABLE LRVs (115 needed to cover all morning runs)
    Thu 4/15 – 103
    Fri 4/16 – 99
    Mon 4/19 – 101
    Tue 4/20 – 102
    Wed 4/21 – 104 (last day available)

    These figures are deplorable to anyone who actually works for a living and relies on Muni to get to work. But nobody in city government gives a rat’s ass about fixing the problem, either. (I’m looking at you, Dufty, since you want to be mayor: these numbers are the real Muni-related crime.)

  • LibertyHiller

    Maybe the object of these latest cuts is to lower our expectations to a point that matches what Muni’s actually capable of providing. I can’t really boo-hoo, since it’s not like the J-Lurch runs on anything approaching a regular schedule now. The last three days, there have been gaps of 15-20 minutes between cars around 8:15-8:30, which is when many of us are trying to get to work.

    I see that there hasn’t been an update to Muni’s list of daily reports since last week, but these figures are telling.

    ABSENTEEISM (Green Division – LRVs)
    Thu 4/15 – 27%
    Fri 4/16 – 26%
    Mon 4/19 – MISSING
    Tue 4/20 – 22% (last day available)

    AVAILABLE LRVs (115 needed to cover all morning runs)
    Thu 4/15 – 103
    Fri 4/16 – 99
    Mon 4/19 – 101
    Tue 4/20 – 102
    Wed 4/21 – 104 (last day available)

    These figures are deplorable to anyone who actually works for a living and relies on Muni to get to work. But nobody in city government gives a rat’s ass about fixing the problem, either. (I’m looking at you, Dufty, since you want to be mayor: these numbers are the real Muni-related crime.)

  • generic

    Totally thought you meant “resent their release” as “feels bitter, indigantion toward”.

  • generic

    Totally thought you meant “resent their release” as “feels bitter, indigantion toward”.

  • janes153

    Last week I tried to catch the 2-Clement late afternoon. Per the current previously-cut schedule runs every 20 minutes, but actually it was every 40 minutes that day, both ways. (And the #1 buses were too crowded with schoolkids to let anyone else board in Laurel Village.) The driver I spoke with attributed it to “cuts” — unpublished but very real cuts. I’ve encountered other drivers who insist such cuts exist. How can we get them to publish the “real” schedules?

  • janes153

    Last week I tried to catch the 2-Clement late afternoon. Per the current previously-cut schedule runs every 20 minutes, but actually it was every 40 minutes that day, both ways. (And the #1 buses were too crowded with schoolkids to let anyone else board in Laurel Village.) The driver I spoke with attributed it to “cuts” — unpublished but very real cuts. I’ve encountered other drivers who insist such cuts exist. How can we get them to publish the “real” schedules?