Save our 29th and
Church Street MUNI Stop!
The campaign to save our
29th and Church Street
is supported by:
Noe Valley Voice
The MUNI bureaucrats proposed eliminating our J-Church MUNI stop at 29th and Church Street back in early 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Public Relations Officer Bonnie Jean von Krogh, the purpose of eliminating this stop is to shave 15 SECONDS off the J-Church run time. We kid you not.
This cockeyed proposal would reduce accessibility to public transportation for all MUNI riders in the neighborhood, particularly seniors, families with children, the disabled, shoppers with bags, as well as late-night and early-morning workers. All in order to save 15 SECONDS!
This proposal was put on hold when the pandemic hit. We would like to believe that after all this time this idea has been dumped, but MUNI bureaucrats are a curious sort, so we must keep our powder dry.
Meanwhile, the MUNI bureaucrats have come up with a new way to anger J-Church riders. They are now requiring all J-Church riders going downtown to exit the train at Market or Duboce Streets and transfer to surface transportation or other trains in MUNI Metro. J-Church riders coming from downtown have to find their way to the Church and Market Street station in order to board the train.
MUNI originally claimed that they were doing this to reduce the possibility of riders being infected by the coronavirus in the MUNI Metro. But the fact is that Jeffrey Tumlin, the Director of Transportation appointed by Mayor London Breed, first proposed this change in November 2019, long before anyone had heard of COVID-19.
The J-Church starts at Balboa Park, serving riders from the Ingleside, the Excelsior, Mission Terrace and the Outer Mission, running through or near Glen Park, Noe Valley, the Mission, Eureka Valley and the Castro before it reaches Market Street.
So now we have MUNI trying to save 15 seconds by eliminating the 29th Street stop, while adding an untold amount of time and trouble to a J-Church ride with this forced transfer, come rain or shine.
Supervisors Dean Preston and Connie Chan have introduced a resolution calling on MUNI “to restore all suspended lines and restore overall service hours to pre-pandemic levels by December 31, 2021.” This should include restoring downtown service for the J-Church.
There will be a hearing on this resolution before the Government Audit and Oversight Committee of the Board of Supervisors on Friday, July 23, at 9am.
Links to the Friday agenda and the resolution can be found here.
Please let your Supervisor, the full Board and the Muni bigwigs know that you want full MUNI service restored, including downtown service for the J-Church.
Email the full Board of Supervisors at Board.of.Supervisors@sfgov.org.
(415) 554-7410 – Voice
(415) 554-5163 – Fax
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(415) 554-6516 – Voice
(415) 554-5163 – Fax
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(415) 554-7670 – Voice
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MUNI is run by the Municipal Transit Agency (MTA).
Email the full Board of the MTA at MTABoard@sfmta.com.
Email Director of Transportation Jeffrey Tumlin at Jeffrey.Tumlin@sfmta.com.
Email Director of Transit Julie Kirschbaum at Julie.Kirschbaum@sfmta.com.
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