Genesis Garcia grew up in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley, riding Muni's 8-Bayshore, 44-O'Shaughnessy and 54-Felton lines.
She had an experience familiar to many Muni riders: Traveling across the city, she'd run up against the 90-minute limit to transfer from one line to another. An expired transfer would mean having to pay a second fare to get to her destination.
"It was so frustrating," she said earlier this week. "I thought, 'What can I do?' "
It dawned on her that extending the transfer time would be a way to alleviate the stress and expense for riders with long commutes across the city. She joined San Francisco Transit Riders, a public advocacy group, and went to work trying to get Muni to extend the transfer window.
And this week, she succeeded.