Transportation board to vote on funding for Muni Transit Effectiveness Project 

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A project aimed at increasing Muni’s reliability, reducing travel times, limiting overcrowding and enhancing vehicle and pedestrian safety could receive a big funding boost that would help it move through the environmental review process.

San Francisco County Transportation Authority board members on Tuesday will consider allocating $13.1 million in Proposition K funds to the proposed Transit Effectiveness Project for its preliminary engineering and detailed design.

Such work is required for up to 17 specific portions of the project, which include boarding island additions, traffic lane changes and route alignments.

The request seeks money from the Proposition K bus rapid transit and Muni metro network category, which provides funds for programs to create an integrated citywide network of reliable bus and light rail transit services, according to a staff report

“There are sufficient funds in the Capital Expenditures line item of the Transportation Authority’s approved Fiscal Year 2013/14 budget to cover the proposed action,” the report states.

The Citizens Advisory Committee was briefed on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s request for the preliminary engineering and detailed design on Oct. 23 and supported the staff recommendation.

On Jan. 14, the authority’s Plans and Programs Committee recommended approval of the staff recommendation and asked for monthly progress reports summarizing outreach efforts for specific corridors and the scope of the Proposition K funds request, as well as presentations on progress.

The transportation authority also requested an amendment to an adopted Proposition K five-year prioritization program, reducing funds for some projects and increasing them for others.

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Jessica Kwong

Jessica Kwong

Jessica Kwong covers transportation, housing, and ethnic communities, among other topics, for the San Francisco Examiner. She covered City Hall as a fellow for the San Francisco Chronicle, night cops and courts for the San Antonio Express-News, general news for Spanish-language newspapers La Opinión and El Mensajero,... more
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