TEP Transit Effectiveness Project

http://www.sfmta.com/cms/mtep/tepover.htm

Update

The Initial Study is currently available for public review and by downloading from the Planning Department web site at http://tepeir.sfplanning.org.

The public comment period is Thursday, January 24, 2013 through 5:00 pm on Friday, February 22, 2013.  Please provide written comments to the Planning Department, Attention:  TEP, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, California 94103, or email to debra.dwyer@sfgov.org.

The Draft EIR is scheduled to be circulated for public comment in Summer 2013. The final EIR is anticipated in the Winter/Spring 2014.

Transit Effectiveness Project Overview

The Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP) is a program to improve reliability and provide quicker trips for Muni customers. As part of the Muni Rapid vision, and in conjunction with other Muni programs, the TEP will be the blueprint for making Muni a great transportation choice for our residents and visitors. More about the TEP.

At the current stage of the TEP, staff is developing proposals to improve reliability and travel time along eight heavily-used Rapid bus routes and rail lines. Learn more about the Rapid proposals.

TEP Pilots

The 76X Marin Headlands pilot was implemented in November as part of the Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP). The Church Street transit-only lane pilot will be implemented as soon as temperatures stay above 55 degrees and there is no precipitation for at least 72 hours.  For an update on the TEP and these pilot projects, review the latest TEP implementation presentation to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board of Directors. (more)

San Francisco Transit Growth: Will The City’s Building Boom Cause A Muni Meltdown?

: huffingtonpost.com – excerpt – 1/24/2013

San Francisco Transit Growth: Will The City’s Building Boom Cause A Muni Meltdown?

San Francisco Transit Growth

SAN FRANCISCO — After decades of scant development, a barrage of new housing units are slated to be built in San Francisco at a furious pace, according to a report released earlier this month.
But the question of how to keep the city’s new residents from causing widespread gridlock looms large.
According to San Francisco’s most recent quarterly Pipeline Report, some 710 development projects are being considered, potentially offering up a staggering 43,600 new units of housing. Though it’s unlikely a large portion of those units will ever break ground, Gabriel Metcalf, the executive director of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, told The Huffington Post that “we are in the middle of a building boom.”…
Wiener recently requested that Muni begin issuing monthly reports to the Board of Supervisors detailing the state of its system. By crystallizing this data on a month-to-month basis, he hopes to see renewed political support for increasing Muni’s funding….
One such suggestion the lawmaker recently proposed? Increasing the city’s vehicle license fee for car-owners, creating funds which would ideally go directly into Muni’s coffers. Wiener hopes to place a ballot measure approving the hike before voters in 2014… (more)

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Newsom rejected Sunday meter enforcement

Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross : Chronicle Columnists – excerpt

Watch out: The weeks of warning are over – starting Sunday, 20 parking control officers will hit the streets of San Francisco to enforce meters on the only day of the week when parking had been free.
At least one former mayor doesn’t like it.
“I told Mayor (Ed) Lee that he took some bad advice from staff members – staff members that I hired,” said former Mayor Gavin Newsom.
“Four years in a row they came into my office and asked to start enforcing metered parking on Sundays,” Newsom said, “and for four years I rejected it.”… (more)