In addition to the proposed extension of the Central Subway to the Wharf, SFMTA is looking at a possible subway through Stonestown, SF State and Parkmerced, replacing the current section along 19th Avenue. Done right this could speed up service and make it much easier for Parkmerced residents and SF State students to get to mass transit.
Are you a supporter of the Geary Bus Rapid Transit project living in or near the Japantown / Fillmore area? Do you have the time and inclination to participate in the planning process? Apply to join the Citizens’ Advisory Council which is providing public input on this important project.
Only twelve short years after we began to advocate for it (see TRANSFER from August 2001, page 5), the SFMTA has finally approved the project. Assuming all federal approvals come in, construction could begin in less than two years – a very short time by San Francisco standards!
Well done SFMTA and SFCTA for getting the approvals – now let’s GET IT BUILT.
The 14L-Mission Limited buses that used to stop tantalizingly close to the Daly City BART station finally will take people the rest of the way during AM and PM commute hours. Temporarily, the morning runs will be connected by a shuttle between Daly City BART and the 14L at Goethe Street, though eventually the 14L will make morning and evening runs available both ways. Free transfers will be available inside the paid area of the BART station.
Muni is also promising better maintenance and supervision of the 14L buses.
Want faster transit on Van Ness? Take a look at the EIS-EIR for Bus Rapid Transit on Van Ness, which is now available for public review. Rescue Muni is a long-time supporter of this project, which could speed service by many minutes per trip on this important transit corridor. Please review and comment on this important study! Details are at the project webpage, and we hope to hold a general meeting to provide an update on this project soon.