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VIDEO: Director of Transportation Report June 17, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

Crews working on Taylor Street

In this week’s Director’s Report from the SFMTA Board of Directors meeting, Ed Reiskin gave the following updates:

Children on Muni

  • Retired SFMTA transportation planner Peter Albert will introduce himself and talk San Francisco's Unified School District's After-School Enrichment Program; and educating children about how to ride Muni.

Salesforce Transit Center

  • After a lengthy closure for inspections and repairs, the Salesforce Transit Center has been cleared to reopen July 1.
  • With nearly 38,000 riders every day, our goal is to provide an orderly transition for our riders. We are focused on making the customer experience, a smooth transition, and making the Transit Center available to our customers as soon as possible.

Faster Bay Area

  • An effort is underway to advance a regional transportation mega-measure led by the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), the Bay Area Council and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.

Taylor Street Quick-Build Update

  • Work has already begun (June 14-16) to retime the signals and stripe roadway as part of the Taylor Street Quick-Build which includes a lane reduction and retimed signals on Taylor between Market and Sutter, a new left turn signal at Ellis, and new and refreshed painted safety zones.

L Taraval Improvement Project

  • The L Taraval Improvement Project is set to begin construction.
  • Construction along the Taraval corridor will take place in two phases/segments. Segment A will begin in July 2019 and cover the area from San Francisco Zoo to Sunset Boulevard; Segment B is set to begin in early 2020 and continue from Sunset Boulevard to West Portal.

Fare Increases

  • Based on the SFMTA Board’s automatic fare indexing policy, which links fare increases to inflation and labor costs, fare increases will go into effect July 1. Single ride adult fares will increase by $0.25 and by $0.15 for discounted fares.

… and more.

To watch the meeting in full, you can stream it on sfgovtv.org.

Director of Transportation Report June 17, 2019