Question: Why run incomplete routes?

More than once now, I’ve boarded a 31-Balboa inbound on a weekday around 9 a.m. only to be let out at Masonic.

When it happened just now, I asked the driver, who was clearly pissed at my question. “It’s the schedule, dude. Call Muni and complain.”

Hmm, more on that later. For now, anyone wanna guess (or impart wisdom) as to why they’d do this? When it’s happened to me, the next inbound bus is just a few minutes behind. I can’t make any sense of it.


  • Awesome, passenger-dumping. I think we should make a list of every time it happens and why (if you even get an explanation). It’s happened to me twice on the 5-Fulton and another time on the F.

  • Patty

    This has happened to me, too, on the F! I had to walk from Pier 39 to Fisherman’s Wharf. I mean, how much farther is it to go to the Wharf? Another 5 blocks? It would be no big deal for the F line to go, but walking? in heels? No fun.

  • I hear ya, Patty. I work across the street from Pier 39, and some days it’s all I can do (usually due to a shoe comfort issue) to walk/dash across the street to my building.

    Tourists actually seem to get rather confused as well, when they get dumped at Pier 39. There’s sometimes a lot of, “But Bob, it dropped us off at the Wharf yesterday?”

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