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VIDEO: June 19th 2018 Director of Transportation Report

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Twin Peaks Tunnel Construction

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.

Full video of the Director’s Report here: