The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is launching another COVID-19 Muni service change Aug. 14, which will add several connector routes and bridge service gaps in hill neighborhoods.
A total of 18 routes will be restored, expanded or modified, including the M Ocean View Metro rail, 28 19th Avenue, 31 Balboa, 52 Excelsior and 66 Quintara.
These service changes continue to support the city’s economic recovery by ensuring that 98 percent of San Franciscans have access to Muni transit service within two to three blocks of their home or work. The next Muni service change is anticipated for winter when the Muni service plan is expected to begin to normalize post-pandemic.
Service hours will be extended from approximately 5:00 a.m. to midnight daily on select routes. All other routes will generally have service hours of 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily, but may vary between weekdays and weekends. Please refer to specific route pages for more details. Owl network service hours will change to approximately midnight to 5:00 a.m. daily except on the L Owl. The L Owl to Fisherman’s Wharf will begin at 10:00 p.m. and end at 5:00 a.m. daily.
In September, once testing is complete, scheduled cable car service will return on all three lines --the Powell-Hyde, the Powell-Mason and the California-- from 7:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Additionally, most pre-pandemic school trippers – such as the 8, 23, 29 and 44 – will return to service in time for the start of the 2021 academic year. This service provides extra afternoon buses on existing high demand routes that serve San Francisco public schools. School trippers begin their route at a school site, pick up students and continue as normal, providing added capacity and reducing crowding.
Per federal law, customers still required to wear face masks when riding Muni and using Muni facilities.
A full list of the updated service information can be found on SFMTA’s website.