Mission Bay News & Updates
March 23, 2021
Effective immediately, MB Shuttles will increase seating capacities from 8 to 11 seats per run. Seats on one side of the bus will maintain 6′ of distance from the next rider; seats on the other side will provide for 3′ of distance, which is the metric UCSF shuttles have been using for a few months. This gives riders a choice if a shuttle bus is at its 8-capacity of either waiting for the next one, or being seated 3′ apart for the 10-12 min. ride. As more and more riders are vaccinated, the risks, when remaining masked and diligent, continue to decrease.
Remember: all riders must be masked both at the bus stop and while on the bus.
We continue enhanced cleaning protocols that include:
- Using CDC-recommended products and processes to clean and disinfect buses daily
- Buses are cleaned before each shift (morning and evening)
- We’re following ventilation recommendations from the A/C and vehicle manufacturers for maximum air circulation-refreshing during service
The SFCTA is finalizing its recommendations for Congestion Pricing. The proposed Congestion Pricing Zone includes Mission Bay, and would charge motorists between $7 and $14 when crossing one of the boundaries. The boundaries include Van Ness, 14th St., Mariposa, Fulton, Division and Laguna, plus exits from the Bay Bridge.
- The majority of fees (75%) would be paid by San Franciscans, whether they are residents, employees, service business (such as plumbers, personal services, professional services, visitors to the area) and others. Every San Franciscan will be affected.
- Did you know about this proposal? What do you think? Get more info or contact the SFCTA and your elected representatives (see resources below)
Complete a survey via text
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Call, email, or mail your representative on the Board of Supervisors https://sfbos.org
SFCTA: Rachel Hiatt,Project Manager .
In January, SFMTA installed ‘transit only’ lanes on 4th St at the bridge, and prohibited left turns from 4th St onto Berry.
Results from the preliminary evaluation are in, and these changes have been effective and no further modifications in the area are needed.
- Delays to transit decreased by 63% at 4th & Berry
- T Third St. trains are 2.5 times more likely to travel through the intersection without having to stop for a red light; and when they do have to stop, the wait time is 70% less.
- Overall T Third trains have been delayed by congestion less than 1% of the time.
Traffic patterns have shifted and we’ve adjusted the Timetables for both East and West routes accordingly. These changes begin Monday, February 8th. There are no changes to CCA or Transbay-Caltrain routes at this time.
Please check out the minor changes to the schedules:
January 22, 2021
Two MUNI services will re-start in Mission Bay, effective January 23rd.
The T light rail line will resume service between the Bayview and Embarcadero BART station. The 22 Fillmore bus line will begin service to Mission Bay, replacing the segment of the former 55 route which runs from 16th St. BART to Mission Bay (with 2 stops in Mission Bay — on 16th St. at the UCSF Hospital and on Mission Bay Blvd South at the UCSF Cardiovascular Clinic).
Mission Bay TMA has teamed up with SPIN to offer low-income employees in Mission Bay a free monthly pass that allows them unlimited, 30-minute electric scooter rides each month.
Rides may be taken any time, anywhere within San Francisco city limits. (Rides may also be used for non-commute trips) The cost of a monthly pass will be subsidized for up to 3 months during this pilot program. The pilot will run from November 1st through January 31, 2021.
- Employees must work either part-time or full-time in Mission Bay and earn less than $50,000 annually
- Employees must have an email and Smart phone to receive their SPIN pass and reserve scooters
- Subject to employees’ manager confirming workplace and income eligibility
To apply for your 3-month pass and see all the details, click here
RELEASE DATE: 08/13/2020
The air you breathe while riding BART is filtered more effectively than that in the typical office or indoor setting like a grocery store or pharmacy, with an entire train car’s air being replaced about every 70 seconds.
Because the coronavirus spreads through droplets in the air when a person coughs, sneezes or even just talks, air filtration is key to stopping transmission. Wearing a mask is a first line of protection; BART’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system provides another safety layer.
“The BART fleet’s ventilation systems provide passengers with about 4,000 cubic feet per minute of air per car, or about 50 air changes per hour, which is substantial when compared with other public spaces,” said Daniel Cheng, Senior Vehicle Systems Engineer. “All the air is filtered before entering the passenger area.”
Overall, the air in BART trains at a given moment is about 75% filtered and 25% fresh air drawn from outside the car (it’s 80/20% on legacy trains and 70/30% on Fleet of the Future trains).
For more information on how airflow on BART cars works as well as some of pilots BART is exploring to further enhance safety, visit www.bart.gov
Starting August 23, Muni will make the following service modifications. These are expected to be the last major changes for a while.
Aug 25: Muni Metro (light rail shown in red) is suspended due to technical issues until further notice. Train service is replaced by buses on these routes.
- J Church: Surface-only route between Balboa Park and Church & Market
- LK Taraval-Ingleside: Combined, surface-only route, between SF Zoo and Balboa Park. Transfer required to/from downtown at West Portal.
- L Bus Construction Shuttle: Bus substitution between SF Zoo and Sunset Boulevard related to L Taraval Improvement Project construction. Express bus service between Sunset and West Portal.
- N Judah: Full route between Ocean Beach (La Playa) and Embarcadero
- S Shuttle: New subway-only route between West Portal and Embarcadero
- TM Third-Oceanview: Full T Third and M Oceanview routes, combined between West Portal and Embarcadero
- 7 Haight-Noriega: Full route restored between Ortega at 48th Avenue and the Salesforce Transit Center using longer 60-foot buses
- 14 Mission: Line will be served by 60-foot electric trolley coaches instead of motor coaches.
- 12 Pacific Community Shuttle: Modified route extended between Jackson/Van Ness and Sansome/Sutter
- 28 19th Avenue: Weekend service added for modified route between Daly City BART and California/7th Avenue
- 30 Stockton: Route extended to Crissy Field/Mason in the Presidio between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. daily. All other times, the 30 Stockton terminal will be Divisadero/Chestnut
- 37 Corbett: Modified route restored between Twin Peaks and Market/Van Ness via Market Street
- 38 Geary: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily, buses will alternately terminate at Geary Boulevard/32nd Avenue or Fort Miley VA Hospital. All other times, the 38 Geary will terminate at 48th Avenue/Point Lobos. Buses to Fort Miley VA Hospital will layover then continue inbound servicing all existing stops.
- 44 O’Shaughnessy: Full route restored between Hunters Point and California/6th Avenue
- 45 Union-Stockton: Full route restored between Townsend/4th Street and Lyon/Greenwich
- 48 Quintara-24th: Modified route restored between 20th Street/3rd Street and West Portal Station
- 49 Van Ness-Mission: 60-foot buses will replace the 40-foot buses
- 54 Felton: Full route restored between Hunters Point and Daly City BART
- 67 Bernal Heights: Full route restored between Ellsworth/Crescent and 24th Street BART Station
- The following routes will have more frequent service: 8 Bayshore, 9 San Bruno, 9R San Bruno Rapid, 12 Pacific Community Shuttle, 14 Mission, 19 Polk, 22 Fillmore, 24 Divisadero, 25 Treasure Island, 28 19th Avenue, 29 Sunset, 43 Masonic, 44 O’Shaughnessy
- Muni Metro bus substitution during weekend early morning hours (5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.): To align with BART’s weekend station opening schedule, Muni Metro will not operate in the subway until 8:00 a.m. on weekends. Buses will substitute service between approximately 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on weekends. Visit our Rail Recovery page to see more details about weekend early morning Metro bus service. Please refer to individual route pages for detailed routing and stop locations.