If you’re one of the many commuters, tourists, and public transit enthusiasts in SF who take Muni, you’re probably aware of just how unreliable the service can be. And as the Ex reports, it’s not just because the experience of riding Muni is so unpleasant that it feels like forever; this fiscal year Muni had its lowest on-time performance since 2008.
The Ex reports that as of June 2011, Muni’s timeliness rate dropped to 73%, a drop from last year’s rate of 73.5%
“The 2011 numbers marked the first time since 2008 — when the agency posted a 70.6 percent mark — that Muni did not improve upon its on-time rate from the prior year,” says the Ex.
These numbers are far cry from those hoped for in the halcyon days of 1999, when SF voters passed proposition E, which required Muni to be on time 85% of the time as part of an overall reform of the transit system.
That 85% goal was supposed to be achieved by 2004. It probably goes without saying that that mark has yet to be met.