All-door boarding Muni proposal rolling forward 

click to enlarge Boarding at the front door might be a thing of the past come July when SFMTA begins allowing passengers to board through all doors. - S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO
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  • Boarding at the front door might be a thing of the past come July when SFMTA begins allowing passengers to board through all doors.

Come July, Muni riders should be able to board vehicles through any door.

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Director Ed Reiskin said Monday that the plan is to speed up the “slowest transit system in the U.S.” Muni travels at an average of 8 miles per hour.

The Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee approved legislation Monday to allow for all-door boarding if passengers tag their Clipper cards or have proof of payment.

If approved by the board May 15, Muni will become the first transit agency in the nation to allow all-door boarding on all of its vehicles.

Each vehicle boards an average of 65 riders an hour, one of the highest rates in the nation, which can slow down Muni as riders cram in

The all-door boarding is expected to go into effect in July, with an educational campaign leading up to the launch.

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