Central Subway: An Alternative Proposal

July 15th, 2007

The Central Subway project (proposed from SOMA to Chinatown) has run into various delays and cost overruns but is still very much in San Francisco’s plans. Rescue Muni board member Howard Strassner has an alternative that would be much less expensive – rider comments please! Note that Rescue Muni’s policy now is to recommend extension of the central subway to North Beach, rather than stopping it at Clay Street as currently planned.

Update: The Examiner discussed this proposal this week.

(Details after the jump.)

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Geary BRT Celebration 1 pm today

June 22nd, 2007

Go GearySupporters of the Geary BRT project, join the Go Geary team for a celebration of the recent unanimous vote by the SFCTA Board to approve the feasibility report for the project. Supervisor McGoldrick is confirmed to attend:

Saturday June 23, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Rossi Playground (Arguello and Anza)

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.