Sweeping overhauls approved for Muni

October 22, 2008 9:26:54 AM PDT
Transportation officials are promising vast improvements for Muni - after approving a sweeping overhaul proposal.

Officials are saying this is the kind of overhaul we see only once in a generation. There will be several route changes and eliminations. They have been studying what routes people ride and have been listening to what riders have to say about the system and they believe their plan will see improvements for 75 percent of their riders.

About half of the routes will be changing. The busiest lines, such as the N-Judah and the 1-California will have more trains and more buses more often. The lines that don't carry many people will be replaced with vans. Officials are confident that the new plan will bring new customers.

We estimate that with the changes we will add frequency and capacity on our busiest lines. We will increase ridership by about 10 percent or 70,000 boardings a day by 2015," said Judson True, SFMTA.

This is the first comprehensive look at the Muni system and its been around for about 100 years. Next up for the plan is that it has to go under an environmental review, but you could start seeing some changes as early as July.


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