San Francisco's Muni Has a New $21 Billion, 20-Year Capital Plan

Some surprises and lots of blue-sky thinking are revealed in the new capital plan for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
August 15, 2017, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"It’s a plan to perhaps plan, which would then be followed by another plan — but today the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors is slated to vote to approve its $21 billion, 20-year capital plan," reports Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez. 

The capital plan is more of a wishlist, and it's definitely not a budget, notes Fitzgerald Rodriguez, but the plan "does reveal upcoming projects in their infancy that have yet to receive much, if any, public attention." That includes a plan to put the M-Oceanview trail line underground. "This potential new light-rail tunnel would run between West Portal and Parkmerced and see portions of 19th Avenue redesigned with a bike path and landscaping, all to the tune of at least $2.5 billion," adds Fitzgerald Rodriguez.

The article includes a lot more detail on the projects included in the plan, both large and small.

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Published on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in San Francisco Examiner
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