Van Ness BRT

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San Francisco is ready to commit to real BRT on Van Ness

In San Francisco, the Transportation Authority and SFMTA are moving forward to recommend a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for bus rapid transit on Van Ness Avenue, signaling that a long planning process will be drawing to a close later this year.  This critical north-south corridor between Mission and Lombard is served by Muni’s 47 and … Continue reading

Obama FY 2011 Budget Includes Transit Funding for the Bay Area

The Obama Administration has released its proposed budget for FY 2011.  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s portion of the budget, which accounts for $78.8 billion, mostly perpetuates the status quo approach to transportation spending.  In particular, it includes requests for FHWA ($42.1 billion), FAA ($16.5 billion), FTA ($10.8 billion), the National Infrastructure Innovation and Finance … Continue reading

Van Ness BRT: Service Plans

Last week the SFCTA held two scoping meetings to get public input in drafting the EIS/EIR for the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. This is Part 3 of a three-post series that combines the findings from the earlier feasibility study, the discussion from the meeting, and some of my own comments on the … Continue reading

Van Ness BRT: Design Alternatives

Last week the SFCTA held two scoping meetings to get public input in drafting the EIS/EIR for the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. This is Part 2 of a three-post series that combines the findings from the earlier feasibility study, the discussion from the meeting, and some of my own comments on the … Continue reading

Van Ness BRT: Why We Need It

Last week the SFCTA held two scoping meetings to get public input in drafting the EIS/EIR for the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. This is Part 1 of a three-post series that combines the findings from the earlier feasibility study, the discussion from the meeting, and some of my own comments on the … Continue reading

Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit Meetings This Week

UPDATE (October 8, 2007): I wrote up a three-post series on Van Ness bus rapid transit, in response to this meeting. Please click here for the first of those posts. Are you a regular rider on Muni’s 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, and/or 19-Polk lines? Are you tired of overcrowded, glacially slow buses and are simply … Continue reading

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