San Francisco needs the Central Subway. The project, which just landed a critical $942 million grant from the federal government, is the second phase of the T-Third Street route, a 5.1-mile light-rail line that has opened up the southeastern neighborhoods to new business opportunities. In the process, it has given those neighborhoods a critical link to downtown. Read More
The Board of Supervisors will decide Tuesday whether to approve a costly lease for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s towing operation after missing a chance to purchase the property for itself.
Last week, the board’s Budget and Finance Committee put the brakes on the deal, requesting more details. But Wednesday, the committee voted to send it to the full board for a vote, albeit without a recommendation. Read More
In 2010, San Francisco received $7 million to establish an electric vehicle taxi network that would put it on par with global cities like Tokyo and Amsterdam.
Yet two years later, the network still doesn’t exist and it won’t be ready until 2013, due to a series of planning delays. Read More
Questions are flying about the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s costly proposed lease of a 13-acre site for auto towing.
Curious timing and questionable terms and costs surrounding a proposed 20-year contract between the agency and the real estate firm Prologis prompted the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee on Wednesday to put the brakes on the deal, which took 14 months to negotiate. Read More
A proposal to transform Masonic Avenue from a six-lane thoroughfare to a four-lane boulevard was unanimously approved Tuesday by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors. Read More
With San Francisco on the verge of passing a law to crack down on recreational vehicles parking on city streets, homeless advocates are decrying the measure as a wrong-headed attack on people who live in their vehicles. Read More
A plan to completely remake Masonic Avenue — a busy artery with a history of high-profile traffic accidents — could be approved Tuesday.
In the works for several years, the proposal would replace two traffic lanes with 1.2 miles of separated bike paths, add a center median with new trees and install sidewalk extensions to better accommodate transit vehicles and pedestrians. The changes will affect on Masonic between Geary Boulevard and Fell Street. Read More
The proliferation of private workplace shuttles, which take thousands of cars off the road but often conflict with Muni vehicles, is getting the serious attention of city officials, who hope to regulate the services within the coming months. Read More