Recently approved by the SFMTA Board, MUNI cash fares will rise by 25 cents at the start of next year, on January 1, 2017. Clipper card fares will stay the same.
MUNI is also changing the way some fares work; the youth age limit has been extended from 17 to 18. Customers who tag their Clipper card or MUNI Mobile account after 8:30 PM will get free MUNI rides all night long.
Visit www.sfmta.com for more information.
Sunday Streets and the annual Excelsior Festival will take place at the same time, at the same location on Sunday, October 16, from 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM. There will be several MUNI reroutes throughout Excelsior, around Mission.
For a complete list of MUNI reroutes and stop closures, go to www.sfmta.com. Click here to go to Sunday Streets' website. Click here to visit Excelsior Festival's website.
The annual Italian Heritage Parade will take place tomorrow, October 9, from 8 AM to 3 PM. The parade will start at Jefferson and Powell, and end at Washington Square.
While to parade is going on, MUNI will reroute several lines until the event ends. In addition, due to Fleet Week, there may be more delays, reroutes and overcrowding, especially to the 47 on Bay Street.
For a complete list of reroutes to to the Italian Heritage Parade, click here. Visit our previous post about Fleet Week for a list of all MUNI reroutes this weekend.
During Fleet Weekend in SF, MUNI will provide additional service and modify some routes around the Marina and Fisherman's Wharf, where the events primarily take place.
To find out more information on Fleet Week, visit www.sfmta.com.
Infamous to MUNI and BART riders alike, escalators and elevators have been an issue for decades, constantly breaking down and far from sanitary.
Part of the MUNI Metro Escalator Rehabilitation Project, MUNI will be replacing 17 escalators and 11 elevators in the MUNI Metro system, many of which have been in operation since the 70s. Additional lifts will be added to Powell and Castro stations.
The replacement of MUNI's escalators has been going on since 2014, while the replacement of elevators is set to begin in Spring 2017.
According to SFMTA, unlike the old, decrepit elevators, these new ones are squipped with "state of the art technology," improving MUNI Metro service for seniors, disabled, and strollers.
The new escalators will include new lighting, energy-efficiency, and will allow crews to troubleshoot an issue more easily, compared to the old escalators.
At the four underground stations the MUNI Metro shares with BART - Embarcadero, Montgomery, Powell and Civic Center - BART operates all elevators and escalators leading to street level. MUNI is responsible for access to the MUNI Metro platforms.
For more details, go to sfmta.com.