Muni Frequent Rider Miles?
Photo by Michael Risenhoover
“Too bad they don’t offer bus miles, you know, like airline miles…”
Too bad, yeah. But it got me thinking: What if SFMTA had some sort of rewards program for loyal riders? All default jokes about “loyalty” aside, I think this is an amusing mental exercise.
My most frequently used route is the 49-Van Ness, which I ride 3.3 miles from the Mission to the end of the line, at North Point and Van Ness. From there, I hop on a 47-Van Ness for 0.75 miles to get to work. 4.15 miles to get there. And I repeat that ride in the afternoons to get home: 8.3 miles per day
Multiplied by five, I rack up 41.5 miles on Muni per week. Multiply that by 50 weeks per year, and we’re looking at a whoppin’ 2,075 miles per year!!! Holy crap!
Sooooo, what should my prize options be? Yeah, a bus that runs on time and all that. But what else?
How many miles have you piled up over the years on Muni?