and changes to Castro Muni lines

Castro Station (photo: Timmy Denike / Flickr)
Castro Station (photo: Timmy Denike / Flickr)

If you’ve got ideas for changes to Castro Muni lines, here’s your chance.

The SFMTA is seeking the public’s feedback on all Muni lines running throughout the city as part of their Transit Effectiveness Program (TEP). TEP’s focus is to “improve service reliability, reduce travel time on transit, and improve customer experiences and service efficiency.”

Some may remember (to some hemming and hawing) the repainting of Church Street red in the center lanes between 16th and Duboce last year to keep cars out of Muni lanes. That was also part of TEP and, according to Muni as reported by SF Streets Blog, the pilot has lead to an increase in speed for the J and the 22 through that corridor.

The SFMTA will be discussing and gathering feedback on how to improve each Muni line at public meetings held throughout the city. The first meeting was held on February 12th in the Richmond to discuss the 2, 28, 28L, and 38L lines. The SFMTA will be holding a meeting here in the Castro over at the LGBT Center (1800 Market Street) to discuss the 35 line (which passes through the Castro) and the 48 line. See a full schedule of meetings here.

If you missed the public meeting for the Muni line you would like to provide feedback on, do not be discouraged. The SFMTA has setup a website at that allows the general public to provide feedback on any Muni line. The SFMTA is looking for the public’s feedback on just about anything related to the way Muni operates including Muni travel time, reliability, stop location, route path, hours, safety, etc.

Here is a list of proposed changes to lines running through the Castro as part of TEP:

  • F – (23,208 avg weekday boardings)- frequency modification
  • J – (14,767) – increase frequency, travel time reduction proposal (TTRP – Muni only lanes, etc.)
  • KT – (33,752)- increase in frequency
  • L – (28,816) – increase in frequency, TTRP
  • M – (26,920) – increase in frequency
  • N – (41,439) – increase in frequency, TTRP
  • 22 – (16,818) - route realignmentTTRP
  • 24 – (11,374) – increase frequency
  • 33 – (6,233) - route realignment
  • 35 – (892) - route realignment, increase in frequency
  • 37 – (2,109) - route realignment, increase in frequency

How would you change any of Castro’s Muni lines? Let the SFMTA know.

Roy McKenzie

Roy has been a Castro resident since 2010 and is passionate about politics, camping, and food. Follow his babbling on Twitter.

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5 Responses

  1. Matthew says:

    How about two cars during peak times?

    Nothing like seeing so many people stuffed into a one car during rush hour(s) that air will not even fit.

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    • When I hear “One car train” during peak times I cringe.


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      • rblack says:

        Incoming train M in 2min. Followed by two car J, J in 7min. Followed by two car, M, M in 12min. Followed by L in 18min. Happens all the time.

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    • SFMTA simply doesn’t have enough trains to make more two-car consists. At least not at the speed it operates today.

      The slower vehicles run, the more riders are onboard at any given time, the more vehicles are needed to carry them all and just to maintain the same level of frequency.

      Freeing up more trains in to run more two-car trains is one of the benefits of the travel time reduction proposals (TTRP) included in the TEP.

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  2. Castro Resident says:

    I believe that the following is true…I am certain I will be corrected if not true:

    Muni is the slowest rolling stock in the nation, and BART is the oldest rolling stock in the country.

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