NEW TA STUDY HIGHLIGHTS BETTER, FASTER WEST SIDE TRANSIT ACCESS
Key study recommendations already moving forward include Commissioner Tang’s request for Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Program (NTIP)planning funds for Muni to conduct service planning on the 66-Quintara and the programming of Prop AA vehicle registration funds to create more space at the Daly City BART station to accommodate planned local bus service increases including for the 14R-Mission.
The study area encompasses the area south of Golden Gate Park and north of the city line and includes the Sunset, Parkside, West Portal and Golden Gate Heights neighborhoods as well as the areas around Stonestown Mall, Lake Merced and San Francisco State University.
ALEMANY INTERCHANGE STUDY EXPLORES SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS
Transportation Authority staff are coordinating with SFMTA planners and engineers and Caltrans staff to develop potential circulation and safety enhancement projects for the area. Community outreach is also underway to obtain input on the various improvement options.
LANDMARK CEQA REFORM GIVES BOOST TO S.F. TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
Prior studies (PDF) conducted by the Transportation Authority and other researchers throughout the state had identified this metric as a barrier to transit-oriented infill development and sustainable transportation projects such as bus rapid transit.
The switch to Vehicle Miles Traveled is a more comprehensive and fair way to determine the impact of a project on the environment, taking into account the mode of travel (e.g. transit vs. private car), the length of trips and number of travelers per vehicle.
VISION ZERO PROJECTS FINISHED AHEAD OF SCHEDULE; MORE TO COME
See a full list of the 30 Vision Zero projects completed.
SFMTA representatives also recently shared a list of planned projects for the next two years at the March 31 Vision Zero Committee of the Transportation Authority Board (PDF).
Photo: Sergio Rodriguez via Flickr Commons
TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY LEADS HIGH SCHOOL TOUR OF YERBA BUENA ISLAND
“It was great to share this project with interested high school students,” said Eric Cordoba, the Deputy Director for Capital Projects at the Transportation Authority. “They are the potential civil engineers of the future.”
STRONG TURNOUT FOR TA’S ANNUAL DBE/LBE EVENT
Among the agencies that presented were the Transportation Authority, Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and San Mateo County Transit District/Caltrain.
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