Informative SFMTA Board Meeting

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 9am
Hall of Flowers, 1199 9th Ave. (at Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park)
http://www.sfmta.com/calendar/meetings/board-directors-meeting-february-3-2015
The next SFMTA Board Meeting will be an informative overview of SF transit, goals and projects.  Feel free to attend or watch on SFGOVTV.  You may want to speak – to support accelerating Transit-Priority Street projects, stopping low benefit-to-cost projects like the Central Subway etc.

BOARD WORKSHOP PRESENTATION:  Includes good data and project descriptions:  SFMTA Strategic Plan, transportation trends, modal share goals, Vision Two:  Transit-First, Vision Three:  Central Corridor Projects & Planning Initiatives…..
http://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/agendaitems/2015/2-3-15%20Board%20Workshop%20Presentation.pdf

It’s interesting to note that SF’s transit modal share has remained stagnant at 24% for decades.  Despite billions of dollars of expenditures, SF hasn’t significantly moved towards the 60% transit modal shares of Zurich, Bogota and Curitab (or the 52% pedestrian modal share of Paris).  A major blame is the Central Subway, which has drained $605 million of local/ state matching funds from Muni (and $983 million of federal funds that could have gone to effective projects).
Like Zurich, San Francisco has the choice of fast-tracking Transit-Priority Projects to strive for the goal of 60% transit modal share—because we have seen that it is possible.

– Regards, Howard

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2 thoughts on “Informative SFMTA Board Meeting

  1. Posted for a reader

    Very interesting presentation. Thanks for sending.
    I did miss this one, but thanks to you I’m catching up.

    After a brief look at this presentation, I can see how this agency would be of concern for you.
    SFMTA put a lot of work into this presentation to sell folks on their plans and they have a lot of plans to change your behavior.

    Has anyone looked into the enabling legislation that created SFMTA?

    -Trish

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