Rail

S.F. completes rail project, restores 61 percent of service

Posted on September 3, 2010

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which operates the Municipal Railway (Muni), unveiled the work at the St. Francisco Circle Rail Replacement Project, which will be completed by September 4.

Upon completion of the project, Muni rail service on both the K Ingleside and the M Ocean View lines will be fully restored to preconstruction service levels. In conjunction with the completion of the project, the SFMTA will also restore 61 percent of the Muni service reductions implemented systemwide in May.

The St. Francisco Circle Rail Replacement Project included rebuilding two low-level boarding islands and two platforms for customers with disabilities and installing 3,000 track feet of rail; two automatic rail switches; and a fully integrated train and traffic signal control system as well as updating the storm sewer system.

The project also improved the intersection for pedestrians and bicyclists making it easier for both to cross by providing shorter distances for pedestrians to cross and making bicycle crossings perpendicular to the rail, which is safer, according to SFMTA.

The funding for this $25.9 million project was provided by the Federal Transit Administration, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) through a grant of Proposition K Local Transportation Sales Tax Funds.

Meanwhile, the restoration of 61 percent of the service reductions is made possible using funds generated from increased SFMTA operating efficiencies with additional one-time funding from the SFCTA and the MTC and were developed using 311 customer feedback along with data and technical analysis conducted during the Transit Effectiveness Project.

The SFMTA will work with Mayor Gavin Newsom, Supervisors David Chiu and Ross Mirkarimi, and the Controller's Office to craft a plan by December 1 to fully restore the Muni service reductions implemented systemwide in May.

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

More News

Sound Transit orders 122 new Siemens light railcars

The $554 million order will nearly triple the fleet from its current 62 cars, adding needed capacity as rail begins to extend north, south and east as part of the Sound Transit 2 package.

Calif. SMART policy proposes cellphone ban onboard trains

The proposed ban highlights debate over the use of cellphones in public spaces for work or leisure purposes, and the annoyance many feel at being roped into someone else’s conversation.

Metra police focus on crossing violators during rail safety week

Metra police issued more than 200 citations to motorists and pedestrians who failed to obey railroad gates and signals or trespassed on railroad property. 

FTA awards $1B federal grant for San Diego trolley extension

The extension will improve access to employment hubs and numerous educational and medical facilities north of downtown, making it easier for people to travel throughout the city.

Brookville delivers first of six Detroit M-1 RAIL streetcars

The streetcar’s early arrival marks the second early delivery by Brookville this year. Two option vehicles were delivered to Dallas Area Rapid Transit six months ahead of contractual delivery this summer.

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