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Release date: 4/30/10

*** Press Release ***

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) advises Muni customers about its ongoing Muni Metro faregate improvement project – “Making way for a better way to pay.” Over the course of the next eight months the SFMTA will be replacing all of the existing faregates, emergency and swing gates, as well as installing new ticket vending machines at all Muni Metro stations. Preliminary work has already been completed at the Embarcadero Station, Montgomery Station and the east end of the Powell Street Station. Construction will take place at the primary booth located at Powell Street Station (West), near Hallidie Plaza, starting Monday, May 3 and last through Friday, May 7.

During construction, cash-paying customers will need to pay at the secondary booth located at the opposite end of the concourse. Please be aware of the potential for detours during construction. An accessible path of travel to access the Station Agent booths will be maintained by our construction contractors, and signs will be posted directing customers along the route from the construction site to the booth and gate on the other end of the concourse. If you have specific questions about the construction or new faregates and equipment, please e-mail

Customers are reminded to keep their valid passes or transfers as proof-of-payment. Cash-paying customers please note that transfers are free and valid for 90 minutes. The fine for not having proof-of-payment is $75.

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