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Extensions of Muni Lines 44 and 108 Start This Saturday

Extensions of Muni lines 44 and 108 start this Saturday. February 23, Muni will start running permanently extended service on the 44-O’Shaughnessy and 108-Treasure Island bus routes. The 44 will be rerouted off of Fairfax and onto Evans, terminating at Bayview Plaza, near the Evans T-Third station. The 108 will be extended to serve the Caltrain depot at 4th and Townsend, facilitating a more direct connection between Treasure Island and the Peninsula. The extension will operate every day, between approximately 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm, with express service between the Transbay Terminal and the Caltrain depot. More details are provided on the SFMTA’s website. But the most exciting piece of news coming out of this story might be that contrary to its usual procedure of including blocks of ambiguous and confusing text, the MTA actually included clear maps depicting the rerouted service.

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Discussion

4 thoughts on “Extensions of Muni Lines 44 and 108 Start This Saturday

  1. Is thre a reason that the 108 extension is afternoon-only?

    Posted by MikeD | 21 February 2008, 8:35 am
  2. The afternoon extension provides TI residents with better access to neighborhood services and amenities that aren’t actually on the island — for example, the new Mission Bay library is basically TI’s branch of the public library. It gives the 108 a new dimension past being just a commuter route. As far as extending the line all the time: it’s a question of weighing the demand for more service against already limited resources to provide that service.

    Posted by Eric | 21 February 2008, 9:14 am
  3. Well, I think it’s disappointing that something that could have been a useful connection between the Transbay Terminal and Caltrain will only work part of the time. Putting in that kind of connection makes a lot of sense to me.

    Posted by Aaron | 21 February 2008, 10:13 am
  4. It would be nice to have a full-time connection, but I don’t have a feel for how well the extension would be used. The 80X, 81X and 82X already provide express service between Caltrain and Transbay (and beyond), though only inbound at morning peak. The other consideration is that Muni is already unable to deliver the advertised level of service, so I’m wary of adding too much extra service until the deeper organizational issues improve.

    Posted by Eric | 21 February 2008, 10:25 am

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