Listen up everyone who complains about Muni: Starting April 23, the SFMTA will begin rolling out a huge set of changes to the service that we all love to hate (yet depend upon so dearly). According to the agency, it will be just over a year before all the changes are fully implemented, but they will impact many of the lines we know and love.
"City-wide, nearly 20 lines will get more frequent service, eight lines will see expanded service hours, two lines will make new connections to BART, and two new Owl routes are launching," reads the announcement.
“These service increases touch every area of the city,” John Haley, the agency’s transit director, told the Chronicle. “We wanted to connect some of our key lines in different fashions to leverage the regional network.”
The most notable change appears to be an effort to increase the frequency of buses. For example, the time between buses on the 47 Van Ness line should go down from 10 minute to 7.5 minutes, and the wait for the 2 Clement/3 Jackson should be no more than 5 minutes on Sutter Street. And for all you late-nighters out there, two new Owl lines are launching — one from the Glen Park BART station to the Bayview, and another from Noe Valley to 3rd Street.
The full list of changes is too big to include here, so you'll have to go to the SFMTA page to see if your favorite line is getting a bump.