Safer Market Street Community Meeting #1, September 30, 2014

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As part of the Vision Zero project, SFMTA is implementing turn restrictions onto Market Street which will decrease the number of private vehicles driving along this corridor. The focus area, a five-block expanse between 3rd Street and 8th Street/Hyde Street, is where an overwhelming number of traffic-related accidents occur. This community meeting will explain why these changes are being made. A map with the proposed restrictions can be found in the Safer Market Street Community Meeting Notice. SFMTA is still considering locations of new loading zones around the area, and meeting attendees are welcomed to provide their feedback on where best to place them.

The SFMTA will be developing new wayfinding signs to assist visitors and drivers while navigating the Market Street area.  Attendees will have the opportunity to view  the various designs being considered and assist in decision process.

Safer Market Factsheet (more)

SFMTA Secures Grant Funds to Expand Muni’s Bus Fleet

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all transportation in the city, including Municipal Railway (Muni), announced today that it will receive grant funds from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) new Ladders of Opportunity Initiative. These funds will allow Muni to add twelve, 60-foot buses to help meet the growing demand of the city of San Francisco’s transit needs, address existing crowding, improve service reliability, and increase economic opportunity by improving access to jobs and services.

“New larger buses will help us expand service for a growing San Francisco. Thank you to Secretary Foxx and the Department of Transportation for their more than $9 million investment in our City’s public transit system,” said Mayor Ed Lee. “While these new vehicles are very important to Muni’s fleet, the infrastructure they run on is equally important, and this November, voters have the opportunity to approve a $500 million transportation bond that will provide critical infrastructure improvements, including $358 million dedicated to infrastructure projects that will make Muni faster, more frequent and more reliable.”…

The new 60 foot buses are projected to be in service by end of spring 2015… (more)