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The Other 9-to-5: Improving Late-Night and Early-Morning Transportation for San Francisco Workers, Residents, and Visitors

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On February 23, 2015, the San Francisco Late Night Transportation Working Group released The Other 9-to-5: Improving Late-Night and Early-Morning Transportation for San Francisco Workers, Residents, and Visitors. This groundbreaking report surveys the existing state of late-night and early-morning transportation to, from, and within San Francisco and articulates findings and recommendations to address the major need areas in overnight transportation.

Between June 2014 and February 2015, the Working Group studied the existing conditions of all-night transportation in San Francisco, surveyed the needs of impacted stakeholders, evaluated a lengthy list of potential solutions, and developed recommendations regarding next steps to improve late-night and early-morning transportation for San Francisco workers, residents, and visitors.

Download a PDF of the Working Group’s report or read it in full below. You can also download this fact sheet about the report.

For more information on the Late Night Transportation Working Group and additional supporting documents, visit the Working Group’s page on NightlifeSF.

 

AC Transit & BART expand late night bus service to the East Bay

AC Transit & Bart late night bus pilot flyer
Download a copy of this flyer to help us spread awareness about this exciting new service.

 

It’s now easier for East Bay residents to experience San Francisco nightlife!

On December 9, 2014, AC Transit and BART launched a one-year pilot program enhancing late night bus service between San Francisco and the East Bay on Friday and Saturday nights.

As part of the pilot, the existing Line 800 (between San Francisco and Richmond BART) will see increased frequency between 12:30am and 2:30am on Friday and Saturday nights, with buses arriving every 20 minutes. A new route, Line 822, will operate between San Francisco and Pittsburg/Bay Point BART from 1am to 2am on the weekends, with buses running every 30 minutes.

The pilot’s weekend bus routes will begin in San Francisco at 24th Street/Mission BART, stopping at 16th Street/Mission BART before continuing onto Market Street and to the East Bay.

Visit AC Transit’s web site for more information about the enhanced late night bus service, including route maps and schedules. 511.org offers a trip planner as well as information about all of the late night and early morning public transportation options in the Bay Area.

Take Our Survey about Late Night and Early Morning Transportation

Late Night 49 Bus - Photo by Torbakhopper
Photo by Flick user torbakhopper

Update: The survey has concluded. Thank you for participating.

Earlier this year, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the San Francisco Entertainment Commission formed a Late Night Transportation Working Group comprised of local transportation providers, representatives from nighttime and early morning businesses, nightlife advocates, labor unions, and other stakeholders in order to study ways to improve late night and early morning transportation to, from, and within San Francisco.

As part of this work, we have launched a brief online survey to learn more about the transportation needs of workers, residents and visitors who travel to/from/within San Francisco between midnight and 5am. The survey also provides a chance to offer your ideas and suggestions for improving transit during these hours.

Take our short survey here.

The survey is also available in Spanish and Chinese.

Your participation in this survey is extremely valuable for our work because it will help us better understand transportation needs during the hours when options are currently the most limited. Anyone who responds to the survey will have a chance to win one of three Clipper transit cards worth $50.

The survey is open through Sunday, October 12, 2014.

Working Group Studying Improving Late Night/Early Morning Transportation

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In June 2014, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the San Francisco Entertainment Commission formed a Late Night Transportation Working Group comprised of local transportation providers, representatives from nighttime and early-morning businesses, nightlife advocates, labor unions with employees who work late nights or early mornings, and other stakeholders interested in late night transportation issues.

For more information about the Working Group, please visit the Late Night Transportation Working Group page on this site.

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