Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit Community Outreach Meetings

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Parking-First “Save Polk Street” Crowd Attacks Van Ness BRT

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“Save Polk Street” has aimed its parking-first agenda at Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit. A couple dozen speakers protested the project an SFMTA hearing last week, distributing fearmongering flyers [PDF] claiming that removing some parking and banning left turns would “kill small businesses,” back up car traffic, and make the street more dangerous. The long-delayed Van Ness […]

The Future of Van Ness Avenue is a Full-Feature BRT Route

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Van Ness BRT at City Hall, Alternative 5: center-center median option. With overwhelming approval for the Proposition K half-cent transportation sales tax in 2003, San Franciscans  signaled they not only wanted to maintain a state of good repair and operational solvency for their transit system, they were willing to dedicate more than 25 percent of […]

Bay Area’s First BRT System Coming to the East Bay By 2016

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Transit riders in the East Bay will get a boost in 2016 with the arrival of the region’s first Bus Rapid Transit corridor, connecting San Leandro and Oakland. The project recently reached a major milestone with the release of its final environmental impact report (EIR). AC Transit will begin fielding public feedback on the EIR […]