We have received this notice from Muni: “The SFMTA, in partnership with the Department of Public Works, will be substituting motorized buses for the full F Market & Wharves historic streetcar route for three weeks, starting Feb. 22 through March 12. During this time, F Line service will be modified to accommodate construction activities for the Upper Market Safety Project as well as other essential track repair and maintenance elsewhere on the rail corridor.”
Service frequency and hours are supposed to remain the same.
We have noted that Muni seems to be making a sincere effort to minimize “bustitution” on the F-line of late. This may (or may not) be related to the effort we organized among businesses and other stakeholders along the F to overcome a planned multi-year streetcar shutdown on Market Street over just three blocks of construction. That has now been reduced to three periods of two weeks each, spaced out over the next couple of years, starting later in 2022.
We will let you know if it seems they’re not moving quickly enough on the current work, and if not, we’ll report back. Longer term, we will maintain our efforts going to minimize bus substitution on the F. We need your support to keep these efforts going.