Muni planning to ramp up 8 routes 

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Muni plans to significantly speed up eight of its most heavily used lines as part of a long-delayed service improvement plan.

Through a combination of traffic-signal upgrades, stop consolidations, lane modifications and parking restrictions, Muni has projected travel times on the eight lines could be reduced by up to 28 percent. Routes include the N-Judah, 14-Mission, 30-Stockton and 5-Fulton.

Paul Rose, a spokesman for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which operates Muni, said recommendations for the lines have yet to be made. The SFMTA will collect community feedback — bus-stop removals could be contentious — before moving forward with any plans. Those hearings are scheduled for this month, Rose said.

The improvement plans are part of the Transit Effectiveness Project, a comprehensive study of the SFMTA’s operations that was completed in 2008. Funding shortfalls and necessary planning reports have stymied implementation.

Today, the agency’s board of directors will receive an update on the study. Recommendations, including the transit improvements on the eight proposed lines, could be implemented by late 2013, said Rose.

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Eight Muni lines slated for upcoming transit improvements:

Line; area affected

N-Judah; La Playa to Church

5-Fulton; La Playa to Market

8X-Bayshore Express; Geneva and Ocean to San Bruno and Silver

14-Mission; Daly City BART to The Embarcadero

22-Fillmore; 16th and Church to Third and Church

28-19th Avenue; Junipero Serra to California

30-Stockton; Van Ness and Chestnut to Stockton and Market

Source: SFMTA

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