36 posts categorized "MUNI"

12/19/2012

Pedestrian Safety: City Moves Forward with Pedestrian Strategy

Pedestrian Safety: City Moves Forward with Pedestrian StrategyToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and San Francisco Department of Public Health to announce the draft Pedestrian Strategy is nearing completion. City officials, advocates and community groups reaffirmed their commitment to pedestrian safety during the holiday shopping season today at the Powell Street Promenade where existing pedestrian improvements have helped holiday shoppers stay safe on busy San Francisco sidewalks. 

As outlined in the Pedestrian Safety Executive Directive, the Pedestrian Strategy will reduce serious or fatal pedestrian injuries by 25 percent by 2016 and by 50 percent by 2021, increase walking and make all neighborhoods safe for pedestrians. Mayor Lee will finalize the plan early next year. Read more.

10/16/2012

Transportation Project: Mayor Announces $942m Fed Funding for Central Subway

Transportation Project: Mayor Announces $942m Fed Funding for Central SubwayMayor Edwin M. Lee and several key officials today announced Federal approval of an agreement dedicating $942.2 million in federal funds to the Central Subway Project. The agreement finalizes the financing for extending Muni Metro's T Third Line through South of Market, Union Square and Chinatown and is the latest in a series of rigorous Federal, State and local approvals.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Administrator Peter Rogoff, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and other Federal, State and local officials joined Mayor Lee at a ceremony held today at the future site of the Central Subway's Union Square/Market Street Station to announce the approval of the New Starts funds. Read more.

07/23/2012

Transportation Funding: Mayor Announces Fed Funding to Improve Muni

Transportation Funding: Mayor Announces Fed Funding to Improve MuniMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced San Francisco awarded more than $21 million in U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Livability and State of Good Repair grants to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) for frontline Muni service enhancements and new, low-floor biodiesel-electric hybrid buses – critical investments that will optimize existing Muni transit service and improve the customer experience. 

"As the FTA makes a tremendous investment in public transit across the nation, we are pleased are highlighting San Francisco, as we are making significant changes to improve transit service for Muni riders and sustain our system for many years to come," said Mayor Lee. "I want to thank the Obama Administration and FTA Deputy Administrator McMillan for providing critical funds for San Francisco's transit future and our Congressional delegation for their support in creating a 21st Century transportation system." Read more.

06/26/2012

MTA Fees: Muni Fares and Fees to Increase on July 1, 2012

Muni Fares and Fees to Increase on July 1, 2012The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), today reminds customers that Muni fare increases of $1 to $2 will take effect July 1. This includes July passes and stickers purchased during the July pass sales period (June 17: Clipper sales; June 24: in-store sales). As of July 1 increases to parking fees and fines will also take effect. Increases are based on the SFMTA’s Automatic Indexing Plan (AIP) and cost recovery. The AIP is a set formula based on a combination of the Bay Area Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) and the SFMTA’s labor costs. Read more.

06/05/2012

Central Subway: City Receives Federal Funding for Transportation Projects

Central Subway: City Receives Federal Funding for Transportation ProjectsThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees transportation in the city, today announced the receipt of more than $49 million in state bond funds to support the Central Subway and Persia Triangle projects.

The Central Subway Project will receive $48.4 million in state Public Transportation Modernization, Improvement, and Service Enhancement Account Program (PTMISEA) funds, allowing for continued progress on extending the T Third Line through SoMa, Union Square and Chinatown. The Persia Triangle Project, which will improve pedestrian amenities and transit circulation at three intersections in southern San Francisco, will receive $675,734 in PTMISEA funds. Read more.