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SFMTA to Host Rail Improvement Project Community Meetings: Agency will outline infrastructure project to be conducted this summer |
Release date: 3/16/09
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San Francisco—The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which operates the Municipal Railway (Muni) and oversees the surface transportation network in San Francisco, will host three community meetings in the coming weeks to outline the Rail Improvement Project, which represents the next step in Muni infrastructure improvement.
The Rail Improvement Project will target priority light rail segments throughout San Francisco for crucial system maintenance. It will begin this summer with five locations on the N Judah and L Taraval Muni lines:
In addition to replacing and repairing aging Muni streetcar tracks and track components, this work will also include enhancements to the surrounding area such as street repaving and restriping, sidewalk improvements and upgraded water lines. The SFTMA is working closely with other City departments such as the Department of Public Woks and the Public Utilities Commission to coordinate these efforts. Repairs to the tracks will benefit neighbors as well as Muni customers by reducing the noise and vibration from the streetcars.
“In two years, the Muni system will be 100 years old. Much of the infrastructure requires significant reinvestment in order to ensure that the system will serve the City for another 100 years,” said Nathaniel P. Ford Sr., SFMTA Executive Director/CEO. “Reinvesting in this public asset will make Muni safer, more efficient and more reliable.”
SFMTA staff will be available at the three scheduled community meetings to review the plan and answer community questions.
Community Meeting Schedule
Tuesday, March 17, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Taraval Police Station Community Room
2345 24th Avenue (at Taraval Street)
Nearest Muni lines and routes: L Taraval, 28 19th Avenue , 48 Quintara
Wednesday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunset Recreation Center Auditorium
2225 Lawton Street (at 28th Avenue)
Nearest Muni lines and routes: N Judah, 71 Haight-Noriega
Thursday, April 2, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
A.P. Giannini Middle School Cafeteria
3151 Ortega Street (at 38th Avenue)
Nearest Muni lines and routes: 29 Sunset, 48 Quintara, 71 Haight-Noriega
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