SFMTA Board Meeting

On the agenda:

  • Recommendation on Free Muni for Youth pilot program
  • Revocation of Ellis and Eddy one-way streets
  • Authorization of $453K in TDA funds for bicycle facilities, outreach, and ed. programs
  • Adoption of 2012-2014 capital budgets and 2013-2017 CIP
  • Resolution to increase various parking and street use fees

Agenda

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