Geary BRT meeting with Eric Mar and SFCTA

"We wanted to remind you about the meeting on the proposed Geary Bus Rapid Transit Project that Supervisor Mar and the San Francisco Country

Transportation Authority are co-hosting.

This is a great opportunity to learn about the three alternatives currently being studied and to ask any questions you may have. Your input is very

important to this process so we hope to see you there."

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