The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced today that it has implemented a number of changes to bus service in San Francisco.
The most significant changes are to the 10-Townsend line, which travels inbound to Pacific Heights neighborhood and outbound to San Francisco General Hospital, on the west side of the Potrero Hill neighborhood.
On Saturday, the 10-Townsend started operating every 30 minutes from 7:30 p.m. to midnight each day. Before the changes, service stopped at 7:30 p.m.
“I’m proud to have worked closely with the SFMTA on this effort to improve service on the 10-Townsend,” Supervisor Malia Cohen said in a statement.
“This service expansion is an example of how collaboration with the neighbors and the SFMTA can make transit run more effectively throughout the city, and I am excited to be a part of the push to move Muni Forward,” Cohen added.
Muni Forward is an initiative aimed at improving the frequency and reliability of bus service, and the changes to the system are meant to improve bus service throughout the city, according to the SFMTA.
Other changes by the SFMTA include moving the end of the line for the 30-Stockton back to Divisadero and Chestnut streets from Fillmore and Chestnut streets.
The 27-Bryant will take a new route. From Bryant Street, buses will turn left on Sixth Street, right on Folsom Street and left on Fifth Street, before returning to its normal route. The change is meant to avoid freeway congestion.
On the 38-Geary, the SFMTA will start operating regularly scheduled evening service to Fort Miley, rather than by-request service that allowed passengers to dictate where the bus stopped.
On the 9L-San Bruno, the SFMTA has added a new stop on the northbound side of the intersection at Bayshore Boulevard and Visitacion Avenue.
“Our transit system is the backbone of our city’s quality of life and economy and projects like these will help improve service for riders,” Muni director of transportation Ed Reiskin said in a statement.
“With Muni Forward, we’re actively making incremental change for a more reliable and safe experience both on transit and for people who walk, ride a bike, drive or take a taxi,” Reiskin said.
Keith Burbank, Bay City News