SPUR Transportation Policy Board Meeting

On the agenda:

  • Geary Corridor BRT

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Is the Geary Bus Rapid Transit Project in Jeopardy?

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Photo: plug1 If the Geary Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project doesn’t get some love from advocates and the general public, the project could be in trouble, according to several people closely following the process. "I look to the left, I look to the right, all I see is opposition and criticism," says Joel Ramos, a […]

Geary BRT Plan Watered Down to Appease Parking-Obsessed Merchants

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Update: This plan may not be “watered down” after all. See our follow-up report here. Planners are touting a new proposed configuration for Geary Bus Rapid Transit that would forgo bus passing lanes in order to preserve car parking to appease merchants. Separated, center-median bus lanes would be retained, and project backers hope the changes […]

BART Will Study Second Transbay Tube, West Side Extension

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Updated 11:06 p.m. with comments from BART Board-elect Nick Josefowitz. BART says it will formally study the decades-old ideas of building a second Transbay tube and extending service to SF’s western neighborhoods. Ellen Smith, BART’s acting manager for strategic and policy planning, recently told a SF County Transportation Authority Board committee (comprised of SF supervisors) […]
The County Transportation Authority board in 2017. Remember in-person meetings? Advocates want a virtual option to remain for public comments. Photo: Streetsblog/Rudick

Geary Bus Rapid Transit Study Approved by County Transportation Authority

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Yesterday evening at San Francisco City Hall, the County Transportation Authority Board unanimously approved the Geary Bus Rapid Transit project’s design and Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The approval brings the $300 million project, which has been a decade in the making, one step closer to fruition. For any readers just getting up to speed on […]

SF Officials, Advocates Take a Ride on BRT and Bike-Share in Mexico City

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More than a dozen city officials and advocates traveled to Mexico City last week to experience firsthand the ease of getting around a city with robust bus rapid transit and bike-share system. The SF delegation, invited and paid for by organizers at the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, included Supervisors John Avalos, Scott Wiener, and […]

This Week: Geary Corridor BRT and BART’s Fleet of the Future

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Learn more about the Geary Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Project at Tuesday’s SFCTA meeting or at one of several neighborhood outreach meetings the following week. You can also weigh in on bicycle access plans for BART’s “Fleet of the Future” cars at Oakland’s BPAC meeting Thursday, while the weekend gets started with the Bicycle Music Festival in Golden Gate […]