Latest Muni news: 10% service reduction to start May 8 

Trying to determine when and by how much Muni will be reducing its transit service has been no simple task.

In January, the agency said it would be slashing service by 10 percent, starting on May 1, as a way of to save about $29 million annually.

A couple of months later, after unexpectedly receiving $36 million from the state, the Municipal Transportation Agency, which operates Muni, did an about-face, vowing to scale back its proposed 10 percent service reductions.

However, at The Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee on Wednesday, MTA executive director Nat Ford declared once again that the agency would implement a full 10 percent service reduction, despite the state funding allocation.

The timeline for the project has been equally sketchy. May 1 was given as the original implementation date of the changes, but Ford said at the agency’s Board of Directors meeting last week that a union review of the scheduling changes would likely push back the start date.

Now, the latest proposed start date of the service changes is May 8, according to MTA spokeswoman Kristen Holland.

So there you have it: a 10 percent service reduction, starting on May 8.

Check back in the next week to see what changes.

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