Ever since 2003, when voters passed the Proposition K transportation sales tax, San Franciscans have been preparing for the creation of dedicated bus rapid transit lanes, called the Geary BRT, to improve travel times for the 38 bus. The plans have been contentious: while environmentalists have celebrated BRT’s potential to reduce carbon emissions, others have warned of parking losses and impacts to businesses, and seniors and the disabled have agonized over lost bus stops.Read More
Those red transit-only lanes whisking buses across The City apparently aren’t just for Muni.
Private commuter shuttles for the tech industry, hospital shuttles, casino buses and — potentially — even the private transit company Chariot may all use some of the soon-to-come red lanes on Geary Boulevard, a public records request by transit advocates has revealed.
That revelation is drawing public criticism of the newest red lanes up for approval at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors Tuesday meeting, when the directors may approve parking changes to allow the Geary Rapid project, formerly known as Geary BRT, to move forward.
That $35 million project will see red transit-only lanes stretch downRead More
The City has awarded a new transportation contract to a company connected with a federal indictment and alleged bid-rigging scheme, the San Francisco Examiner has learned.
Butler Enterprise Group, LLC was awarded two $1.6 million public outreach contracts by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency on Aug. 15. Meanwhile, the company’s controversial president, Derf Butler, is facing a federal indictment for an alleged bid-rigging scheme to defraud the U.S. Department of Energy.Read More