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Muni stretches 10-Townsend to mid­night

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced Tuesday that it made several changes to Muni bus routes last week.

One of those changes includes the expansion of operating hours of the 10-Townsend, which travels from Pacific Heights through downtown and on to San Francisco General Hospital.

Muni riders who use the 10-Townsend now have an extra few hours to get where they’re going. The bus will now operate until midnight instead of the previous 7:30 p.m. final run. The transit agency said the change took effect last Saturday.

The 10-Townsend is no stranger to publicity. The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported in an ongoing Chronicle Watch on the struggling bus route, which had a 54.1 percent on-time performance in the month of September.

SFMTA Director Ed Reiskin said in a statement that the transit agency is in the process of making changes to the transit system city-wide:

“With Muni Forward, we’re actively making incremental change for a more reliable and safe experience both on transit and for people who walk, ride a bike, drive or take a taxi.”

Some other changes that also took effect include the relocation of the 30-Stockton bus terminal from Chestnut and Fillmore streets to Divisadero and Chestnut streets. The 27-Bryant has a new route alignment that transit officials said will avoid freeway congestion.

SF Bay has also reported recently on recently completed transit projects on the 6-Parnassus, 29-Sunset and 71-Haight/Noriega.

The SFMTA board earlier this month approved changes to the 9-San Bruno and 9L.

All of the changes are a part of the SFMTA’s Muni Forward plans, which looks to implement several changes to Muni routes in order to improve service and reliability,

Jerold Chinn
Jerold Chinn is the San Francisco Bureau Chief of SFBay and covers transportation and City Hall. He has spent a decade covering transportation in San Francisco. Jerold is a San Francisco native and frequently takes public transit everywhere he goes. Follow Jerold on Twitter @jerold_chinn. Email tips to jerold@sfbay.ca.

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