According to the SFMTA’s weekly Traffic and Transit alert:

Due to a reduction in ridership during the spring breaks for San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Unified School District, Monday, March 25 to Friday, March 29, Muni will implement minor daytime frequency adjustments. In addition, several commute routes will see permanent minor adjustments to provide greater efficiency for those schedules.

The SFMTA Strategic Plan calls for the Agency to make limited schedule adjustments during seasonal ridership lulls in order to be more efficient with public funds. The changes being implemented March 25 to 29 will be minor and reduce employee overtime and vehicle maintenance for the week—saving the Agency approximately $45,000. The first implementation of such changes made in December matched the reduced demand and saved the Agency $275,000. Similar schedule changes may also be put in place during the summer.

You can see a list of the routes that are being cut back here.


“Muni’s Going On Spring Break Next Week, Are You?” we asked Appeal readers, and their responses to this highly scientific internet poll are below.

The winner, by a landslide: “Do not even get me started on Muni’s sorry excuses for why they need to cut service.”

And then there’s this, From Facebook:

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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