SAN FRANCISCO - It’s the first day of school for thousands of San Francisco kids.
But a Muni shortage means students who ride the bus – could be late.
The San Francisco Unified School District posted a notice on its website alerting parents and staff to potential Muni delays.
The post says, “an operator shortage has resulted in Muni delays across San Francisco, which is working on addressing… Students and staff who ride Muni may experience delays getting to and from school.”
There are two main reasons for the delays: A shortage of about 150 bus drivers and the Twin Peaks tunnel improvement project.
The project started at the end of June and temporarily shut down both West Portal station and the Forest Hill station. The closure impacts muni metro lines K, L, and M.
Riders are directed to shuttle buses instead.
The school district also partners use yellow school bus transportation as well. But a recent study found over half of high school students use Muni. Every high school and middle school in the city is served by at least one Muni route.