Bus

Board approves 12% San Francisco Muni service increase

Posted on March 31, 2014

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) board of directors unanimously approved a 12% increase in Muni service and route changes as part of the Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP).

Through a significant community input gathering phase, the SFMTA was able to modify and improve several of the proposed network changes.

Along with the forthcoming capital investments, the proposed route and service changes will allow San Francisco to recalibrate the Muni network to meet existing customer demand as well as adapt to emerging travel patterns.

The TEP is expected to reduce travel times on rapid corridors by up to 20%, restructure the network and increase service up to 12%, and increase service between neighborhoods. A portion of the approved service increases, 10%, are being considered as part of the budget for the next two fiscal years.

The projects planned for in the TEP also include pedestrian and streetscape improvements, which support the agency’s Vision Zero objectives.

The board approved the full set of proposals presented, many of which were revised based on public input. Some proposed route changes were removed from today’s plan either because additional outreach is needed or because the proposals are not going forward.

The SFMTA budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15 and Fiscal Year 2015-16 will consider funding for a 10% service increase at a total two-year cost of $44.7 million. The 10% service increase would be phased in over the next two years. The remaining 2% of the increases approved will be considered in the following two-year budget cycle.

The full TEP plan for comprehensive transportation capital investments, also approved, will require new and stable funding. To this end, a $500 million General Obligation Bond is being proposed as one of three transportation funding measures for the November ballot. If approved by voters, the General Obligation Bond will be partially leveraged to improve the speed and reliability of Muni for riders by investing in the TEP without raising the City tax rate.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Hometown Trolley acquires Supreme Corp.'s American Trolley product line

The purchase furthers Hometown Trolley's overall strategic business model to become the leading trackless trolley bus manufacturer in the North American transit industry.

Volvo Buses unveils pedestrian and cyclist detection system

The system will be introduced on Volvo’s European city bus fleet in 2017.

Stertil-Koni introduces high-performance, low-capacity hydraulic vehicle lift

The company’s ST 1064 hydraulic mobile column lift has a capacity of 14,000 lbs. per column, or 56,000 lbs. for a set of four.

METRO, PERC honor innovation, clean fleets at BusCon 2016

Arrow Stage Lines, L.A. Metro and Pierce Transit and their supplier partners, as well as fleets in San Diego and Detroit were among the honorees.

Blue Bird Commercial to feature range of options at BusCon 2016

Commercial bus fleet operators will find a full range of small and medium-sized buses at the Blue Bird booth (#501) at BusCon 2016 being held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis on Sept. 19 - 21.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close