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Transportation Authority

Van Ness bus rapid transit EIR approved

The San Francisco Transportation Authority approved almost $2 million to conduct an environmental impact report about bus rapid transit on Van Ness Avenue. The funding will allow The City to conduct an engineering report about the possibilities of adding rapid service on the busy avenue and its potential impacts on parking, traffic and the neighborhood. Jose Luis Moscovich, the authority’s executive director, said the report should be completed within 14 months.

SFUSD

Lunar New Year holiday, bilingual education backed

San Francisco’s school board unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night to make Lunar New Year an official school holiday, starting next school year. The Chinese holiday will be observed on the nearest Monday or Friday if it falls on a weekend. The school board also supported an initiative to promote bilingualism for all San Francisco public school students. The effort will begin with the creation of a blue-ribbon task force that will be charged with developing a long-range plan to expand language opportunities at all grade levels.

DPW

Stockton Street repaving set for summer 2007

San Francisco’s Department of Public Works will repave Stockton Street, from Union Square to North Beach, including Chinatown, Mayor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday. The paving project will begin in the summer of 2007. The project is part of a DPW plan to repave 200 blocks this fiscal year. A computerized program is used to prioritize streets that need work based on street type, amount of traffic and the cost of work, according to city officials.

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