Bayview Hunters Point Photo credit SFMTA

Photo credit: SFMTA Photography


Third Street is a major thoroughfare connecting Dogpatch, Bayview, and Hunter’s Point neighborhoods to Mission Bay, SoMa, and Downtown San Francisco. Residents and community members in Dogpatch, Bayview, and Hunter’s Point have raised concerns about delays and reliability of T Third light rail service on Third Street. The community has expressed a desire to return bus service to the corridor ahead of signal improvements that will reduce delays when the Central Subway opens. At the request of Transportation Authority Board Member Walton (District 10), the Transportation Authority is leading the District 10 15 Third Street Bus Study to evaluate re-establishing the 15 Third Street Muni bus route.

Following the initiation of this project, the SFMTA conducted outreach on potential routes for a Bayview/Hunters Point Express that could be implemented in the near term, including working with a stakeholder working group to develop three route options for review and feedback by the public. Consistent with the findings of this study, a new 15 Third Express bus opened for service in January 2021.

Project/Study Partners

This project was funded and led by the Transportation Authority in partnership with the SFMTA.

Cost and Funding

The Transportation Authority's Neighborhood Program is funding the District 10 15 Third Street Bus Study with $30,000 in Prop K sales tax funds. This study was requested by Transportation Authority Board Member Shamann Walton (District 10).

Timeline and Status 

  • December 2019: Project Initiation, Background, and Service Plan Options
  • February 2020: Evaluation of Service Plan Options
  • August 2020: Recommendations
  • December 2020: Final Report


15 Third Street Bus Study Final Report (PDF)

District 10 15 Third Street Bus Study Prop K funding request (PDF)

SFMTA Bayview/Hunters Point Express Study

SFMTA 15 Third Express Bus Route


Rachel Hiatt, Deputy Director for Planning

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The Central Subway will extend the Muni T-Third line north from Fourth and King streets, traveling mostly underground to Chinatown.