VIDEO: June 19th 2018 Director of Transportation Report
In this week’s Director’s Report from the SFMTA Board of Directors meeting, Ed Reiskin gives briefs on the following updates:
VISION ZERO - PLAY STREETS
- Play Streets is launching its second season on neighborhood streets.
- The program lets residents temporarily transform their block into a safe, car-free space for children, their families and neighbors to come together, play and get active.
SHARED, POWERED SCOOTERS
- Deadline for applications for SFMTA’s Powered Scooter Share Permit Program and pilot was June 7.
- SFMTA received 12 applications. Review process underway to determine which, if any, companies qualify for a permit.
LEGISLATIVE – REGIONAL MEASURE 3 (RM3)
- Regional Measure 3 (RM3) was passed which allows a toll increase on all state-owned Bay Area bridges, excluding the Golden Gate Bridge, by $3 between 2019 and 2025. Revenue dedicated to improving public transit options in the bridge corridors.
- $140 million in funding would be specifically dedicated to Muni fleet expansion and facilities upgrades. Other key projects: $325 million for the Caltrain Downtown Extension, $140 million for Core Capacity Transit Improvements, and $50 million for a Transbay Rail Crossing Study.
TWIN PEAKS TUNNEL
- Twin Peaks Tunnel scheduled to close June 25 for approximately two months.
- Based on customer feedback during the trial run on Memorial Day, we made substantial changes to the transit plan and improvements to wayfinding.
- To ensure that our customers board the buses safely, we have had to establish temporary bus zones for K, L and M buses.
VAN NESS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
- A gas line at Van Ness and Filbert was ruptured by Van Ness Improvement Project contractor crews yesterday (Monday, June 18) about 9 a.m. There were no injuries. The San Francisco Fire Department and PG&E were notified immediately. As a precaution, a one-block radius of Van Ness (Union and Greenwich) was shut down and traffic was diverted to side streets while PG&E crews repaired the gas line. SFFD reopened Van Ness Avenue to both directions at 11:18 a.m.
GEARY BRT/IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
- Final Federal Transit Administration's environmental approval granted; published on June 15th.
- Geary team seeking community feedback on the project’s near-final design for board to consider later this summer. Once legislated, near-term improvements on Geary could begin as soon as this fall.
You can stream the entire meeting at SFGOVTV.org.