Due to road closures, officials are urging individuals who need to go downtown to use public transit. Bailey O’ Carol is live from The Newsroom with more on what could be a golden opportunity for Barton Muny to regain riders. This week is crucial for public transit in San Francisco as many people will rely heavily on it to avoid the anticipated bad traffic.
Some individuals who stopped using public transit during the pandemic see this as a chance to reconsider their ridership. Don Anworth, a former mun rider, believes that taking municipal transportation will be faster than driving once traffic increases. However, some people find public transit in the city unsafe and unreliable. Despite these concerns, officials are encouraging the public to use transit due to various street closures, including one lane of the Bay Bridge in both directions.
BART is prepared for the influx of customers and has increased security and train lengths. Additionally, Mun will have buses rerouted to accommodate the closures.
Volunteers have been distributing maps and pamphlets to keep people informed about the route changes..