Muni Brings a Little Culture to Its Routes

This week, SFMTA announced the CultureBus (a.k.a, the 74X). The new line shuttles riders – or should i say tourists? – to different museums and cultural points across town, from Yerba Buena to the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park. For $7, adults get to hop and ride across town from 8:40 a.m. to 5:50 p.m., at 20-minute intervals. Or, if you tote a Muni Fast Pass, get the full-day ticket for $3.

What’s good about the CultureBus? Money from riders goes back to the City and SFMTA instead of getting harpooned by the other tourist buses operating similar routes.

What’s potentially bad about it? Running a new line which no one uses, thus costing us money.

We’ll see if it works. Keep your eyes peeled for the new 74X buzzing around town, which is yellow, incidentally. I’d test it out just to visit the new Academy of Sciences which opened last weekend. But then again, I live near Golden Gate Park.

If you ride, let us know how it goes.

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