San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener is calling for the city to always have at least one subway under construction, an idea that would lead to billions of dollars in transit spending and, most likely, opposition from many residents and merchants.
Prompted by the region’s booming population and chronic traffic congestion, Wiener is introducing legislation Tuesday that would require the city to create a long-term policy for new underground train projects…
The legislation would create a Subway Master Plan that could include extending subway service to the western parts of San Francisco, currently served by above-ground light rail and bus lines….
“It’s a matter of funding and prioritization,” Rose wrote in an email. “We do support stronger transit especially where growth supports.”… (more)
San Francisco needs to keep those new subways coming
A couple of years ago, I was with my friend Adam when he made this simple declaration — “San Francisco should always have a subway under construction.” My first reaction was to think of every objection to the concept, but I quickly realized that the statement was both insightful and correct… Scott Wiener