By Silas Valentino : sfgate – excerpt
The power of community feedback is on display with the return of multiple Muni bus lines that will begin connecting neighborhoods together or with downtown San Francisco starting July 9…
Over the last two years, SFMTA reached out to riders by releasing a survey and hosting several open houses to determine which routes passengers most desired. The transit agency said it focused on bus lines that connected folks to essential destinations like hospitals and neighborhood commercial corridors. Their research gives a glimpse into how travel trends shifted since March 2020.
“Trip patterns have changed over the last two years with a noticeable shift in San Francisco residents traveling neighborhood to neighborhood instead of the peak period downtown-centric travel pattern that was prevalent pre-pandemic,” the agency said…(more)
It is good to hear the SFMTA is listening to the public. Timing is interesting, since they just lost their $400 million Muni bond and they are getting ready to ask for a sales tax extension.