Posts Tagged ‘san francisco County Transportation Authority’

Bus Rapid Transit: Our San Francisco County Transit Authority Studies Big-Ass, 80-Foot “Bi-Articulated” Buses

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Here’s your San Francisco County Transit Authoritah in a nutshell:

“Created in 1989, the Authority is responsible for long-range transportation planning for the city, and it analyzes, designs and funds improvements for San Francisco’s roadway and public transportation networks.”

Well, the SFCTA is on the move in 2013, doing stuff like making new webpages, and, among other things, looking at Bus Rapid Transit for the 415.

So that means studying, like er mah Gah, monstrous buses like these rigs straight outta Mexico City: 

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Now, would BRT be a good thing for those poor souls living out in the West Bay taking the wretched #38 Geary home every night? IDK. I’ll look into it.

Transit Porn: The Newest Govmint Website is “MyStreetSF.Com” – SFCTA Shows Where It’s Spending All Your Money

Monday, May 20th, 2013

That’s what they’re calling it, MyStreetSF.Com, but all that URL does now is point you to http://www.sfcta.org/mystreetsf-map, which is also new.

Check it, SFCTA is EV ERYWHERE:

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This image is just a snapshot. What you should do is click on over and then start tapping on the interactive map.

[Call and response, like when you were an activist before you became a typical selfish millionaire property-owning NIMBY-type] Whose streets? _MY_ STREETS!

Now you’re on the trolley. In fact, you’re paying for one, right…here. See?

All the deets:

[Click on this link to go directly to the MyStreetSF Projects Map.]

From signals to streetcars, bicycles to boulevards, from pedestrian safety to paving, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) provides funding for hundreds of transportation projects citywide. The MyStreetSF interactive map shows all projects currently underway that are funded by, or prioritized for funding by the SFCTA, as well as those for which the SFCTA provides some level of oversight, in our role as Congestion Management Agency for San Francisco.

Most of these projects are funded with Prop K sales tax funds matching other federal, state, or regional funds. We also provide funding through the Prop AA Vehicle Registration Fee and the Transportation Fund for Clean Air  programs.

The MyStreetSF interactive map allows you to search for projects by location, Supervisorial District, project type (e.g., bicycle, pedestrian safety, transit rehabilitation), project sponsor, or timeline. Click on a project on the map to see key information (e.g., short description, schedule, cost) and a link to the project page and/or project sponsor’s main page. The map page also includes information on city-wide projects and programs like Bicycle Education and Outreach.

We’re still beta testing the map and continue to work on new features, such as displaying already-completed projects.

Please let us know what you think. Your comments are invaluable in helping us correct, refine, and improve the map.

Disclaimer This map only shows transportation projects funded or prioritized for funding by the SFCTA, as well as those for which SFCTA is responsible for some level of oversight, acting in its capacity as Congestion Management Agency for San Francisco. SFCTA does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information shown on the map.

Big “San Francisco Congestion Pricing” Car Fee Meeting Tonight at the Ferry Building

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

I’ll tell you, if you are dead-set against the idea of paying money for the right to drive into the Financh at certain times of the day, you’re better off not attending the “outreach meeting” being held tonight tonight* at the Ferry Building.

We will be conducting a fourth round of public workshops to present our findings in late spring or early summer. Join us in person or on the web to discuss our findings, and your thoughts on next steps.

Tuesday, July 27 from 5:30 – 7:00pm
San Francisco Ferry Building
Port Commission Hearing Room, 2nd floor

Wednesday, July 28 from 5:30 – 7:00pm
SFCTA Hearing Room
100 Van Ness Avenue, 26th Floor”

The reason being is that you don’t have a prayer about changing their minds or nothing. They already know what’s best for you.

They already know that this, or something similiar, is The Future:

And to persuade you of all this, they’ll sacrifice a few straw dogs just for your benefit. Srsly. So, like, does anybody actually believe this statement?

All the traffic in the city is from drivers who don’t live in the city.”

Or this one? Does anybody go around saying this IRL?

“Congestion Pricing is a regressive tax on poor people who need to drive into the cordon area.”

No, not really. Oh well. They’re trying to persuade so this is how they do it, in a patronizing manner. It’s The System.

This is the same system that FUBARed the Bay Bridge retrofit.  This is the same system that calls the increased fares on the Bay Bridge “congestion pricing.” Oh well.

Myself, I support the concept of congestion pricing. In fact, I’m thinking it’s possible that San Francisco could actually execute this idea in a textbook fashion. We’ll see.

*Phil Collins is a jerk but he was also a jerk back in his Genesis days, so you can’t say that he changed or nothing. And you can’t say that he just tagged along with the others from Genesis - he was Genesis, really. So, if you like the extended part that starts at 3:17 here and the other similar parts, well then you have to give props to Phil Collins, I guess.

County Transportation Authority Wants Your Input, Tonight in the Sunset District

Monday, July 20th, 2009

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority wants you to come to their Open House tonight in the Sunset District. Why? They need help in deciding how to spend all that Prop K money. That’s right comrades, the great, exalted SFCTA, the Vanguard of the Proletariat, will listen to us bednyaks when preparing the next glorious Five Year Plan.

Public Open House: Monday, July 20, 2009, Sunset Recreation Center, 2201 Lawton St., 6:00 – 8:00 PM

If there is hope for MUNI, it lies in the proles. West Portal, back in the day:

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If you can’t handle a little fog, then try these on for size:

  • Public Open House: July 23, 2009, San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch), 100 Larkin St., 5:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Public Open House: July 29, 2009, Lick-Wilmerding High School, 755 Ocean Ave., 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • See you there!

    Timeline

    Upcoming milestones meant to encourage and enable public input particularly in determining which projects will receive Prop K funds in the next five years.

    Click here to download information on the public open houses (information is also detailed below).

    July 2009

    • Public Open House: July 20, 2009, Sunset Recreation Center, 2201 Lawton St., 6:00 – 8:00 PM
    • Public Open House: July 23, 2009, San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch), 100 Larkin St., 5:30 – 7:30 PM
    • Public Open House: July 28, 2009, San Francisco General Hospital (Carr Auditorium), 1001 Potrero Ave, 6:00 – 8:00 PM CANCELED
    • Public Open House: July 29, 2009, Lick-Wilmerding High School, 755 Ocean Ave., 6:00 – 8:00 PM
    • July 24, 2009 Fiscal Year 2009/20 Annual Allocation Requests Due 
    • Special Citizens Advisory Committee: Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 6:00 PM, 100 Van Ness Ave., 26th Floor

                      – Provisional Adoption of the 2009 Prop K Strategic Plan (ACTION)

                      – Review of Updated 5YPPs (INFORMATION)

    • Plans and Programs Committee: July 21, 2009, 10:30 AM, Room 263, City Hall

                      – Provisional Adoption of the 2009 Prop K Strategic Plan (ACTION)

                      – Review of Updated 5YPPs (INFORMATION)

    •  Authority Board: July 28, 2009, 11:00 AM, Room 250, City Hall

                      – Provisional Adoption of the 2009 Prop K Strategic Plan (ACTION)

    August 2009

    • Public Open House: August 10, 2009, Mission Recreation Center, 745 Treat Ave., 6:00 – 8:00 PM – ADDED 
    • Revise/finalize all 21 5YPPs
    • Amend Strategic Plan as needed
    • Evaluate Fiscal Year 2009/10 Annual Allocation Requests
    • No public meetings (City Hall Recess)

     

    September 2009

    • Special Citizens Advisory Committee: Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 6:00 PM, 100 Van Ness Ave., 26th Floor

                      – Adoption of 2009 Prop K Strategic Plan as Amended (ACTION)

                      – Adoption of Updated 5YPPs (ACTION)

                      – Adoption of Fiscal Year 2009/10 Annual Allocations (if relevant 5YPPs have been adopted) (ACTION)                

    • Plans and Programs Committee: September 22, 2009, 9:00 AM, Room 263, City Hall – UPDATED

                      – Adoption of 2009 Prop K Strategic Plan as Amended (ACTION)

                      – Adoption of Updated 5YPPs (ACTION)

                      – Adoption of Fiscal Year 2009/10 Annual Allocations (if relevant 5YPPs have been adopted) (ACTION) 

    •  Authority Board: September 22, 2009, 11:00 AM, Room 250, City Hall

                      – Adoption of 2009 Prop K Strategic Plan as Amended (ACTION)

                      – Adoption of Updated 5YPPs (ACTION)

                      – Adoption of Fiscal Year 2009/10 Annual Allocations (if relevant 5YPPs have been adopted) (ACTION) 

     * All meeting dates and times are subject to change.