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BART

Directors to vote on Transbay Tube retrofit project

Bay Area Rapid Transit District directors will vote today on whether to authorize giving Bechtel Corp. an additional $81 million and four more years to complete retrofit work on the system’s Transbay Tube.

BART spokesman Linton Johnson said the agency has known for four years that it would have to spend more money to complete the work, so the cost increase isn’t a surprise.

He said the money likely will come from the $980 billion bond issue that Bay Area voters passed in 2004 to help pay for retrofitting work and that no new money would be needed.

Transportation Authority

Public workshop for Mission-Geneva transit study

The San Francisco Transportation Authority will hold its final public workshop on the Mission-Geneva Transportation study Saturday at 10 a.m. at 5199 Mission St. The study will focus on transit and pedestrian safety needs and improvements on Mission Street between Silver and Rolph avenues, and on Geneva Avenue between Paris and San Jose avenues.

Board of Supervisors

Committee considers returning Lee to planning body

The Board of Supervisors Rules Committee today will consider whether to accept or reject Mayor Gavin Newsom’s reappointment of longtime city official Bill Lee to the Planning Commission. The item was calendared at last Thursday’s committee meeting but was not heard due to a lack of a quorum. The committee will also consider the appointment of Marilyn Sue Lee to the commission, as well as appointments to the Bicycle Advisory Committee, the Graffiti Advisory Board and the Western SoMa Citizens Planning Task Force. The Rules Committee meets at 10 a.m. in City Hall, Room 263.

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