Transit Almost Entirely Shut Down in San Francisco

Only 17 of San Francisco's 89 Muni transit routes will still operate by the middle of the week.

April 6, 2020, 9:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


San Francisco Muni

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After suspending light rail service at the end of March, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni) took additional, drastic steps to curtail transit service in the city to protect the health and safety of drivers and riders during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.

"From the Sunset to the Bayview, from Parkmerced to the Marina, Muni will cut service completely on roughly 70 routes — nearly every bus and train line it runs in San Francisco," reports Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez. 

"The decision did not come lightly, according to SFMTA, and is a 'risk management' measure to protect agency staff and the Muni riding public amid the coronavirus pandemic," adds Rodriguez. "[San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Director of Transportation Jeffrey] Tumlin said the lines that remain running will have full service, instead of the long waits riders have experienced in March, in order to ensure social distancing is possible for the remaining Muni riders.

Sunday, April 5, 2020 in San Francisco Examiner

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