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Muni service on the decline again

For the last three months of 2010, Muni on-time service was down for a second consecutive quarter, according to a service standards report by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency released on Friday.

The report states that Muni's on-time performance fell from 72 percent to 71.1 percent in the October to December quarter last year.

On-time performance has been a regular topic of discussion with Muni riders and transit officials since a voter-approved city mandate in 1999 required the agency to meet an 85 percent on-time performance goal – something that Muni has never done.

The agency has reached its best on-time performance of 75 percent in the first quarter of 2010, and has been declining ever since.

Transit officials will discuss the report at Tuesday's board of directors meeting at City Hall, Room 400, at 1 p.m.

Best and worst performing lines (Second quarter of 2010-2011 fiscal year), according to MTA:

Best:81X-Caltrain Express (100 percent), 88-BART Shuttle (100 percent), 90-Owl (100 percent), 38L- Geary Limited (96.9 percent) and 67-Bernal Heights (94.7 percent).

Worst: 8BX-San Bruno Express (42.3 percent), K/T – Ingleside / Third (44 percent), 22-Filmore (46.6 percent), 49-Van Ness/Mission (46.9 percent) and 5-Fulton (47 percent).