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Here's a Stylish Bus Alternative for Your Morning Marina Exodus

Leap launched this week with a Marina-downtown rush hour route

Leap Transit
Leap Transit

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Hailing an Uber or Lyft for your morning commute isn't eco-friendly, and Muni is smelly and crowded. But for Marina residents with means, there's a new alternative. Leap, a transit startup, is rolling out swanky buses to whisk workers from the Marina to the Financial District.

According to TechCrunch, buses circulate every 10 to 15 minutes and the full route takes about 25 minutes. The service runs from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. At $6 a ride, ($5, if you buy 20-ticket multipacks), the price is more than double your traditional bus fare. The service, however, may be worth it. The newly-refurbished Leap buses have Wi-Fi and USB ports for those who need to work during rush hour. If you don't have time to grab coffee or breakfast before or after your ride, you can purchase Blue Bottle iced coffee, Noosa yogurt, or Happy Moose cold-pressed juices on board.

A civilized bus ride that doesn't leave you smelling like l'eau de Muni (i.e. sweat and weed)? Easily worth $6.