SF County Transportation Authority Meeting

Agenda

On the agenda:

  • Approve the Final Report of the Central Freeway and Octavia Circulation Study [pdf]
  • Update on the San Francisco Transportation Plan
  • Update on Authority Projects in Districts 5 and 7 [pdf]

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