San Francisco Bay Area commuters have been complaining for months about a lack of buses on the gridlocked streets.
However, they also know the situation is a bit complicated.
The city’s transportation department says the number of buses in the city has declined for the first time in decades, but that the city is committed to getting them on the road.
“The Bay Area is still the most transit-dependent in the United States, and that means it’s a difficult challenge for us to manage the buses,” said Mark Rittgers, director of transportation planning for the city of San Francisco.
“In addition, many of the city’s other transit corridors are in good shape.
Our buses are on time and they’re running efficiently, and we can make a good case for more buses.”
Buses can run on their own for up to 12 hours, but many will wait to take off until after 5 p.m. and only return after 8 p.l.m., said Jennifer Stapleton, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco Department of Transportation.
“It can take up to 20 hours to get the buses to their destination.
They are typically very congested, with a high number of people, including a high percentage of children,” she said.
Bike share is also an option, and the city does offer a limited number of bikes on public streets for use by residents.
The Bay Bridge is also a popular location for commuter rides, but the department says its fleet has not been able to keep up with demand.
But many residents are not happy with the city.
“The problem isn’t the buses.
The problem is the people who live there,” said Alisa Mancuso, who lives in San Leandro.
“I don’t want my children to ride a bus that’s been sitting on the side of the road for hours.
I don’t like the noise.
It’s so loud.
People need to take responsibility for their own well-being.”
“We are not making any progress,” Ritters added.
Rittgers said that as the transit system continues to improve, more buses will be added to the system. “
It is a crisis, and this is why we need people to make their voices heard,” he said.
Rittgers said that as the transit system continues to improve, more buses will be added to the system.
“If we continue to invest in buses, we’ll be better able to handle the demand that will arise as we have more buses,” he told me.
(This story has been updated to add a statement from the Bay Area Department of Public Works.
It has also been added to add that the buses on public roads are still running on schedule. )