To accommodate the final phase of the Inner Sunset Streetscape Improvement Project, Muni will run bus shuttles for the N-Judah Line between Ocean Beach and Carl and Cole streets starting on April 13 and continuing for approximately two weeks.
Muni’s “red carpet” bus lanes might get pulled out from under the wheels of private transportation buses if District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer gets her way, as she moves to change legislation governing the transit lanes.
A lawsuit seeking to put the brakes on the Geary Boulevard Bus Rapid Transit (Geary-BRT) plan has come to the end of the road, after a San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled in the City’s favor.
The SFMTA’s board of directors voted unanimously to approve the Geary-BRT Phase 1 plan as recommended by staff. The plan allows vehicles with 10 or more passengers to use Muni transit lanes and eliminates the #38-Geary Rapid stops in both directions at Geary and Spruce.
Opponents of the Geary Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project planned for Geary Boulevard released in May the opening arguments in a lawsuit filed against two San Francisco transportation agencies to derail the BRT.
The SF Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) board of directors voted unanimously on Dec. 5 to remove the Muni L-Taraval streetcar stop at 35th Avenue and Taraval Street in an effort to reduce transit times from the SF Zoo to
Three light-rail train stops and 36 more parking spaces may be permanently removed from
Taraval Street, between 15th and 46th avenues, if the SF Municipal Transportation
Agency’s (SFMTA) board of directors approves a final plan for the L-Taraval streetcar line
at its Dec. 5 meeting.
Historic photo of Muni streetcar.
Lately, I have been wondering why the city’s transportation agency has been running
roughshod over merchants and local residents across town, and acting in total disregard
for the wishes of most San Francisco residents.
In the ballot pamphlet supporting their position, the 10 supervisors said, “Proposition E
will make Muni much more accountable for service delivered. It will take strong steps to
reduce traffic by finally making transit a real alternative to the automobile, and it will
ensure Muni is fully funded to meet the City’s transit needs for years to come.”
None of those goals have come to pass.