75 posts categorized "Transportation"


Quality of Life: Mayor Launches City's Pedestrian Strategy

Mayor Launches City's Pedestrian StrategyMayor Edwin M. Lee as part of the Nation’s first Walk to Work Day launched San Francisco’s Pedestrian Strategy to increase walkability around the City and make all neighborhoods safe for pedestrians as outlined in the Mayor’s Pedestrian Safety Executive Directive. The Pedestrian Strategy focuses on actionable recommendations to reduce serious or fatal pedestrian injuries by 25 percent by 2016 and by 50 percent by 2021.

“The Pedestrian Strategy outlines specific actions to cement our commitment to safer, more walkable streets for everyone who walks around our beautiful City,” said Mayor Lee. “If we can prevent an accident from happening, we must. Everyone is a pedestrian at some point, and their safety is our highest priority.” Read more.


Muni Service: Muni Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Free Ride

Muni Service:  Muni Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Free RideThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) reminds Municipal Railway (Muni) customers that service will be complimentary on all vehicles Friday, Dec. 28 to celebrate Muni’s 100th Anniversary, and on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.

Take a Free Ride as Muni Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Friday, Dec. 28, 5 a.m., through Saturday, Dec. 29, 5 a.m.

The SFMTA wants everyone to “Come on and Take a Free Ride” to celebrate Muni’s 100th anniversary. Muni service will be free to all customers from 5 a.m. Dec. 28 through 5 a.m. Dec. 29. Muni, the first publicly owned, land-based transit agency originated in San Francisco on this date in 1912. Read more.


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.


Improving Transit: Mayor Signs Transit Center District Plan

Improving Transit: Mayor Signs Transit Center District PlanMayor Edwin M. Lee today signed the San Francisco Transit Center District Plan after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved it on July 31, 2012, confirming the City’s commitment to developing a new commercial corridor envisioned in the downtown Plan and helping to finance the multi-modal Transbay Transit Center already underway.

“This district will be transformed from an area once dominated by automobiles to lively streets, abundant parks and more open spaces,” said Mayor Lee. “With even more transit service planned for the future and the new transit center now under construction, this is the best place to accommodate growth in the City. We can build and improve our City while creating jobs for our residents and supporting our continued economic recovery.” Read more.


Airport Expansion: Mayor Breaks Ground on New SFO Control Tower

Mayor Breaks Ground on New SFO Control TowerToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Acting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael P. Huerta, and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Director John L. Martin to officially break ground on SFO’s new air traffic control tower between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, east of the existing tower.

“The construction of SFO’s new air traffic control tower will provide the Airport with the most technologically advanced facility in the nation,” said Mayor Lee. “We are investing in our City’s critical infrastructure, providing a world-class International Airport and putting our residents back to work.”

“We’re building a world class tower for a world class airport,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood. “Hundreds of Bay Area construction workers will be employed in well-paying jobs while building this project to the strictest seismic standards.” Read more.