SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Muni’s first assessment of their all-door boarding policy is resulting in slight improvements to on-time performance according to a report released last week by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
The policy, which started last July, allows bus riders to board at the rear of the bus, provided they have their Clipper Card or valid proof of payment. Muni is the first transit agency in the U.S. to allow passengers to board in this manner.
The report said Muni buses have cut four seconds from their stops. While that may not seem earth-shattering, Transportation Director Ed Reiskin said those seconds add up, considering the agency has had a tough time meeting on-time performance goals.