Mayor Lee Announces Federal Support for Central Subway Project
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) today announced that the Central Subway Project – Phase 2 of the SFMTA’s Third Street Light Rail Project – received a strong positive rating from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in their latest annual New Starts Report. Its “medium high” rating ties the project as the highest rated of all infrastructure projects participating in the Report.
In addition, President Barack Obama’s Department of Transportation Fiscal Year 2012 proposed budget was released this week and called for allocating $200 million for the Central Subway Project. For the second year in a row, the Project has been included with a specific recommendation for funding in the President’s budget.
“We are extremely pleased to see continued support from the highest levels of the federal government for this crucial transportation infrastructure project in San Francisco,” said Mayor Lee. “Our deepest appreciation goes to President Obama, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer for their vision, leadership and support to expand transit light rail in our City.” Read more.