Perspectives : KQED Radio – No Way Subway – SaveMuni.com’s Bob Feinbaum describes why the Central Subway would be a loser for San Francisco.
KQED FORUM : Radio discussion with Quentin Kopp and SFMTA on Central Subway.
The Subway to Nowhere
On June 29, 2012, the House passed their version of the Department of Transportation funding bill by a vote of 261-163 – House Approves the Fiscal Year 2013 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Funding Bill
Legislation holds the line on spending while targeting investments for transportation systems and housing programs Americans need the most.
MCCLINTOCK (R-CA) AMENDMENT NO. 13 prohibits funds for phase two of the “Third Street Light Rail Central Subway” project in San Francisco. The amendment was adopted on a vote of 235- 136. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll446.xml
YOUTUBE—PRESENTATION OF AMENDMENT 13 ON HOUSE FLOOR:
Next Steps in Legislative Process – The legislative process continues in the U.S. Senate and ultimately the Senate/ House Conference Committee—where the fate of the Central Subway will be debated for several months. SaveMuni.com and San Franciscans will better inform the process in Washington.
Growing Non-Partisan Opposition to the Central Subway – Increasingly, opposition to the Central Subway Project has become non-partisan—with growing awareness of its meager transit benefits, higher costs, poor design, and the financial drain on citywide Muni. The Central Subway is draining $500 million of state/ local funds from Muni—triggering service cuts, crumbling infrastructure, higher fares/ fees/ rates/ tickets and more parking meters. Democrats, Republicans and Independents are opposing the Central Subway Boondoggle. In the Senate/ House Conference Committee, more Democrats will oppose the Central Subway, as details of data falsification, funding ineligibility and violations of funding legislation are revealed.
Quicker Jobs Now – Instead of a tiny 1.6 mile, $1.6 billion subway, $500 million of existing state/ local funds can be poured into the citywide Muni system and the broad bottom base of the economy—with massive local jobs. San Francisco’s economy can be jump-started with hundreds of miles of beautiful transit-priority streets—energizing cafés, restaurants, retail, services, business corridors, neighborhoods…
The California Transportation Commission approved $61 million of High Speed Rail (HSR) Connectivity Funds for the Central Subway despite its elimination of the T-Line’s loop to the Market Street Corridor and Transbay Terminal. The Central Subway has compromised HSR’s credibility. (according to savemuni.org.)
MTA has been accused of falsifying data to justify the Central Subway and conducting an expensive misinformation campaign.
House passes 51B Transportation-HUD spending bill for 2013
Documented true facts on the Central Subway – Quentin L. Kopp
North Beach residents angry about Central Subway construction plans
The Central Subway – Tony Gantner’s site
Project Funding Project
Save North Beach from central subway