Committee Approves Geary BRT Environmental Study

May 9th, 2007

Go GearyThe Plans and Programs Committee of the SFCTA voted yesterday to send the Geary BRT project to environmental review. Thanks to all who spoke in favor! SPUR also has an update (top right corner).

Geary BRT Public Hearing Tuesday

May 4th, 2007

Go GearyIf you’re available Tuesday morning, please attend the Transportation Authority Plans and Programs Committee and speak in favor of Geary Bus Rapid Transit. The meeting is on Tuesday May 8, 10:30 a.m., in City Hall Room 263.

This is the most important meeting of the year for Geary BRT. The six Transportation Authority Commissioners on the Plans and Programs Committee make up a majority of the full Board, so their vote is critical. Come speak in favor of faster and more reliable service on this vital transit corridor!

Study: Geary BRT Will Increase Ridership

April 24th, 2007

This should not be a surprise to anyone who rides the 38 Geary, but a recent study by the SFCTA has found that a bus rapid transit system would save riders up to 14 minutes per trip while increasing ridership by 25%. (The Orange Line in Los Angeles, a similar concept, has been a big success since opening a couple of years ago.)

Rescue Muni strongly supports this proposal and is a founding member of the Go Geary coalition. If you’d like to help this move forward, join us for a Merchant Walk this Saturday (April 28) at 11 am. Location details to follow – sign up below.

Geary Bus Rapid Transit Needs You!

April 16th, 2007

Rescue Muni is a long-time advocate for Bus Rapid Transit on Geary Boulevard, built in a rail-ready design so it can later be upgraded to light rail. (See this Chronicle editorial in favor.) Next month, this important project will come before the San Francisco County Transportation Authority board (aka the Board of Supervisors) for an important vote on its feasibility report, which is necessary for the project to undergo environmental review.

We need YOUR help to sign up supporters among 38 geary riders! Rescue Muni is participating in an effort to sign up supporters among regular Geary commuters this Thursday, April 19, at 4:30 pm. Friday, April 20, at 5:30 pm To participate, sign up at Go Geary and RSVP to Dave Snyder at SPUR who is leading this effort.

Also, we will soon be signing up merchants in the area who support the project. (See Go Geary’s excellent flier (pdf) about the benefits of this project to merchants and riders alike.) To participate in this effort please comment below. Thanks!