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Muni service changes effective May 8

Note: The information below contains budget proposals as of January and February 2010 and may not reflect actual SFMTA Board actions.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which operates the Municipal Railway (Muni), is proposing service modifications to most Muni bus routes and rail lines (as well as other cost-saving and revenue-generating solutions) to close a $16.9 million shortfall in its Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Operating Budget, which ends on June 30.  Significant budget deficits are also projected for Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012.

The proposed Muni service modifications represent an approximate savings of 313,000 annual service hours, which would result in $4.8 million in savings for FY 2010.  The annual savings would be $28.5 million.  The proposal includes reducing frequencies and the hours of operation for some routes.  No routes or route segments are proposed for elimination.

The SFMTA Board of Directors will hold a public hearing and consider approval of Muni service modifications on Feb. 26 (new rescheduled date) at 9 a.m. in Room 400 of City Hall.  Visit our Public Meetings page for full information.

If approved, the Muni changes would take effect on May 1 to achieve the needed savings in FY 2010.

The following assumptions were made in developing this proposal:

  • Routes 5, 38, 38L, 71, 71L and 108 will be extended from the current Transbay Terminal location to the Temporary Transbay Terminal, estimated to open in May at its new location at Howard and Main streets; and
  • End times reflect when the last bus gets to the end of the route. Service along the route would end 20 to 60 minutes earlier depending on the length of the route.

Board Proposals

The SFMTA hosted Town Hall meetings on February 6 and February 9, 2010, that included details on proposed transit service modifications. Some changes have been made to the proposals since the Town Hall meetings in response to additional data analysis as well as community feedback. The total estimated scheduled annual service hours savings remains at approximately 313,000 hours.

Latest proposals, to have a public hearing and possible action at the SFMTA Board Feb. 26, 2010, meeting:

Archive of earlier proposals

These files reflect the Feb. 12, 2010, proposals

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