SFMTA - San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

12/01/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2021 17:55

SFMTA Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory for Weekend of Saturday, December 4, 2021

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) releases the following upcoming event-related traffic and transit impacts for this weekend, from Friday, Dec. 3through next Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021.

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Federal Law Requires Face Masks on Muni

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, federal law requires wearing a maskin Muni stations and while riding transit. Violations can result in denial of boarding or removal from Muni and may carry federal penalties. Face coverings like scarves and bandanas do not meet this requirement. Under guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, taxi drivers are required to wear a face covering while transporting passengers. For more information, please visit

Basketball Games at Chase Center

Friday, Dec. 3through next Wednesday, Dec. 8:There will be four basketball games at the Chase Center. Listed below are times of each game with time when doors will open.
  • Friday, Dec. 3: The Warriors will play against the Phoenix Sun. Game will start at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 4: The Warriors will play against the San Antonio Spurs. Game will start at 5:30 p.m. Doors will open at 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 6: The Warriors will play against the Orlando Magic. Game will start at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 8: The Warriors will play against the Portland Trail Blazers. Game will start at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Supplemental Muni Service

Muni will operate supplemental 78X Arena Express service:

  • Pre-event express shuttle servicefrom 16th Street BART Station to 16th and 3rd streets will start two and a half hours before each game/event and will end one hour after game/event starts.
  • Post-event express shuttle servicefrom 16th and 3rd streets to 16th Street BART Station will run until the area clears.

Special Event Parking Rates

During basketball games and other major events with more than 10,000 expected attendees at the arena, parking meters close to the arena will charge a special event rate of $8 per hour. These rates help reduce congestion and keep parking spots available in the neighborhoods near the arena, discouraging circling for free or cheap parking. Start times for special event rates vary based on the start time of the event. More information on special event parking regulations can be found on

Street Closures

To accommodate events that will take place at the arena, the following street closures will be enforced two hours before and one hour after each event:

  • 16th Street between 3rd Street and Terry Francois Boulevard
  • Warriors Way between 3rd Street and Terry Francois Boulevard
  • Northbound 3rd Street between 16th Street and Warriors Way will also be closed approximately 30 minutes before and 45 minutes after an event.
  • Only local access will be allowed on Northbound Illinois Street between Mariposa and 16th streets.

No Parking Zone

To facilitate loading and pick up for Muni customers and patrons, NO PARKING will be in effect at these locations during events:

  • 16th Street between 3rd Street and Terry Francois Boulevard
  • Warriors Way between 3rd Street and Terry Francois Boulevard
  • Terry Francois Boulevard (TFB) between Warriors Way and the 700 Block of TFB

Taxi Stands

  • There is one taxi stand located on southbound Terry Francois Boulevard.
  • Ramp Taxis should use the loading zone on eastbound Warriors Way (formerly South Street) at Bridgeview Way.

For details about transportation to the Chase Center, including Muni service and connections from the Bay Area transit system to Muni, visit


NEW: N Judah Shuttle Bus Service for Sewer Work

On Saturday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 5, due to emergency work underneath the trackway on Judah Street at 24th Avenue, the N Judah train will only operate between Judah Street at 19th Avenue and Caltrain at 4th and King streets during service hours on Saturday and Sunday. During this time, shuttle buses will provide service between Judah Street at 9th Avenue and La Playa Street (Ocean Beach).

N Judah stops between 9th and 19th avenues will be served by both trains and buses. Shuttle buses will come every 12 minutes during the day and every 15 minutes at night. Buses will pick up and drop off customers at the regular N Judah stops. Normal train service will resume at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7.

UPDATE: Van Ness Improvement Project

There is no active construction scheduled for this weekend. Current lane changes will remain in place. For more project details and the latest construction updates,


ONGOING: Muni's COVID-19 Core Service Network

Since Monday, Nov. 1, the SFMTA has temporarily eliminated short line service on these routes: 1 California short, 30 Stockton short, 14R Mission Rapid short (weekdays only) and 49 Van Ness short (weekends only) to address vaccine mandate related operator shortages. Long routes of these lines remain in service. These changes are intended to reduce impacts to service system-wide from operator shortages. Longer waits and more crowding on various bus routes is anticipated. Customers should allow more travel time to their destinations.

Some Muni routes have been modified as a result of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the city's emergency order and ongoing resource constraints. Muni Metro's subway hours have been extended to midnight, Monday through Saturday and until 10 p.m. on Sunday, visit the Service Changes webpage for details. For details on Muni's current routes and service, visit individual route webpages or the Muni Core Service Plan. For more information about Muni Metro rail service and Metro bus substitution, visit the Rail Recovery webpage.

Current Muni Service:

The following Muni routes run from 5 a.m. to midnight daily: 1 California, 5 Fulton, 8 Bayshore, 9 San Bruno, 14 Mission, 22 Fillmore, 24 Divisadero, 25 Treasure Island, 28 19th Avenue, 29 Sunset, 30 Stockton, 38 Geary, 43 Masonic, 44 O'Shaughnessy, 48 Quintara/24th Street and49 Van Ness.

Until further notice, Muni buses will continue to serve the L Taraval Metro line.

  • Core Routes in Service: F Market & Wharves (Fisherman's Wharf and Castro & Market streets);J Church (Balboa Park to Church & Duboce streets);KT Ingleside-Third;M Ocean View;N Judah (Ocean Beach to 4th and King streets); L Taraval Bus(all buses) (SF Zoo to Embarcadero);1 California; 5 Fulton; 5R Fulton Rapid;7 Noriega; 8 Bayshore (rerouted to Stockton); 9 San Bruno, 9R San Bruno Rapid (weekday only); 12 Folsom/Pacific (Financial District to Rincon Hill), 14 Mission; 14R Mission Rapid; 15 Bayview-Hunters Point Express; 18 46th Avenue;19 Polk; 22 Fillmore; 23 Monterey (modified route);24 Divisadero; 25 Treasure Island; 27 Bryant (modified route);28 19th Avenue; 29 Sunset; 30 Stockton; 31 Balboa;33 Ashbury-18th Street;35 Eureka;36 Teresita; 37 Corbett (Twin Peaks and Van Ness & Market Street); 38 Geary; 38R Geary Rapid; 39 Coit;43 Masonic (Geary Boulevard to Crocker Amazon); 44 O'Shaughnessy; 45 Union-Stockton; 48 Quintara/24th Street (modified route); 49 Van Ness/Mission (extended from North Point to Powell and Beach); 52 Excelsior (modified route);54 Felton (Daly City BARTto Hunters Point); 55 Dogpatch;56 Rutland; 57 Parkmerced (modified route); 58 Lake Merced (NEW);66 Quintara(modified route) and 67 Bernal Heights.
  • Daily Owl service starts at midnight, except for the L Owl which begins service at 10 p.m.
  • The following routes are running 24 hours a day or providing special Owl Service: L Owl; N Owl; 5 Fulton; 14 Mission; 22 Fillmore; 24 Divisadero; 25 Treasure Island; 38 Geary; 44 O'Shaughnessy; 48 Quintara/24th Street; 90 San Bruno Owl; 91 3rd Street/19th Avenue Owl.

ONGOING: 19th Avenue (CA Route 1) Combined City Project

San Francisco Public Works is leading a multi-agency project to replace aging infrastructure and improve safety along 19th Avenue between Holloway Avenue and Lincoln Way.

Construction work for the first segment of this project along 19th Avenue between Lincoln Way and Noriega Street has begun.

As part of the 19th Avenue Combined City Project, the SFMTA will implement transit priority and safety improvements for people walking along the route of the 28 19th Avenue. The improvements will make it safer to walk, remove stops to make transit service more reliable, and enhance customers' experiences-on and off the bus.

To improve safety along 19th Avenue, the SFMTA will: 1) install pedestrian bulbs at 19 intersections and transit bulbs at 13 intersections; 2) modify traffic and pedestrian signals to give people who walk more time to cross the street; and 3) extend the bus zone at one intersection. Installing transit bulbs allow Muni vehicles to stop for passengers without having to pull out of traffic, and pedestrian bulbs increase the visibility at intersections of people who walk.

As part of the project, seven Muni stops wereremoved on 19th Avenue between Irving Street and Ocean Avenue last October. The following Muni routes have been affected with the stop removal:

  • 28 19th Avenue
  • 91 3rd Street/19th Avenue Owl
To find additional informationabout the transit reliability and pedestrian safety components, visit For overall project information, visit

ONGOING: Shared Spaces Program

The city's multi-agency Shared Spaces program opened some parts of streets in San Francisco to create public space for outdoor dining, retail, cultural activities and physical distancing. The program allows the use of sidewalks, parking space, full or partial streets, or other nearby public spaces like parks and plazas for a wide range of activities responding to the COVID pandemic, as allowed by San Francisco's Public Health Order. For details, locations and updates on street closures related to Shared Spaces, visit

ONGOING:Essential Trip Card Discount Program

The SFMTA's temporary special program, Essential Trip Card (ETC) Program, will assist people with disabilities and older adults to make essential trips under Muni's temporary transit changes. The program provides two to three round trips at an 80% discount per month, i.e. rider pays $6 to receive a value of $30 or pays $12 to receive a $60 value. Riders may receive additional value up to $120 of taxi service per month per customer upon request.

To qualify for the program: customer must be either age 65 or older or an adult with disabilities.Eligible adults may apply for the ETC program by calling 311 and mentioning the program. Staff will be available between 9 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visit for additional details and for a list of San Francisco taxi companies, visit's pre-existing Shop-a-Round program that offers registered seniors and people with disabilities personalized assistance and rides to and from grocery stores and farmers markets is still available and will continue post public health order. For more information, visit