web analytics

SFMTA board approves $6.6M project for 71 Haight-Noriega line

Trending Articles

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will embark on a $6.6 million project to add pedestrian-safety improvements and improve service reliability along the 71-Haight-Noriega corridor, SFMTA officials said.

The SFMTA board of directors voted to approve the project on Tuesday, according to the SFMTA's website.

The improvements are part of a larger effort called Muni Forward that proposes changes on many of The City's bus lines.

Officials said the project is expected to save approximately six minutes round-trip for the route and get The City closer to its Vision Zero goals, which aim to eliminate all traffic-related deaths by 2024.

“This project will make Muni more reliable, safe and comfortable for so many people who rely on public transit,” SFMTA board Chairman Tom Nolan said in a statement. “At the same time, this project will allow for key pedestrian safety improvements that support the city's Vision Zero policy to eliminate all pedestrian deaths in 10 years.”

Continue Reading Below

[advertisement]
[advertisement]

The project will eliminate a number of bus stops and add pedestrian bulb-outs along the route, officials said.

According to the SFMTA's website, the upgrades will add to the streamlined commute offered by the recently completed transit-only lane on Haight Street and will complement a planned service increase for the 71, which is expected to go into effect next year.

Construction on the new bulb-outs and elimination of certain bus stops will begin in the spring, SFMTA spokesman Paul Rose said.

Click here or scroll down to comment

In Other News