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The next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) is Monday July 9th, 6-8pm (Multi-Use Building, CCSF, 50 Phelan Ave). This meeting is open to all and includes time for public comment. All local residents are welcome. More about the project here.

The subject is “On- and Off-site Transportation“. Also on the agenda: the BRCAC will elect a new chair and vice-chair at this meeting.

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Slide from AvalonBay/BRIDGE Apr 9 presentation of Base Plan for Balboa Reservoir development. Full PDF of presentation available here. 

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From SFMTA: Twin Peaks Tunnel will close next week for two months. Information and links for everything you need to know.

As you may already be aware, construction on the Twin Peaks Tunnel is expected to start on June 25 with a continuous closure of the tunnel for approximately two months.  Work will be 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. During the closure:

  • Forest Hill and West Portal stations will be closed,
  • The K Ingleside will travel on a shortened route
  • Bus service will run for the L Taraval and M Ocean View lines.
  • Nx buses will not operate during the closure, but additional N Judah trains will be in service.

See below for map of changes.

With 100 years of service under its belt, Twin Peaks Tunnel needs extensive work to its interior to continue to operate safety and reliably for years to come. This vital part of our transit rail system connects Castro Station to West Portal Station and serves over 80,000 K Ingleside, L Taraval and M Ocean View customers every day.

The tunnel’s infrastructure, including the tracks, walls and drainage systems, must be maintained in a timely manner to keep up with the demands of the Muni system. Twin Peaks Tunnel is currently under a speed restriction, which slows down trains as they travel through. Replacing the tracks will lift the tunnel’s speed restriction and keep trains running reliably through the system. Seismic reinforcements will better protect the tunnel’s overall structure and stability.

To help Muni customers get around during the closure, a video with map animations highlighting temporary stops, transfer points and alternative routes can be found online. In addition, a comprehensive rider guide in English, Chinese, Spanish and Filipino is available to view or print on our website.  (more…)

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From SFMTA: The Twin Peaks Tunnell will be closed for an extended period of time this summer for needed work. Read the full story here.

“…Construction will start in late June 2018 during a continuous closure of the tunnel for up to 60 days. During the closure, buses will replace trains on the K, L and M lines to ensure riders can still get where they are going….”

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Despite chilly winds last Thursday May 17, many local residents turned out for the community walk from the site of the proposed Balboa Reservoir housing project to the Balboa Park BART and MUNI Station, to evaluate the hazards to pedestrians and bicyclists. The aim of the developers and the City is to encourage more car-free transit use for new and existing residents in the area, but this particular route can be unpleasant and dangerous. There will be improvements to this route, including items already planned in SFMTA’s Ocean Avenue project. More about that here.

Many representatives were present from the AvalonBay/BRIDGE development team for the project, as well as from SFMTA and WalkSF, to take feedback and offer participants the chance to answer survey questions about various elements of this quarter-mile stretch of Ocean Ave. Developer website: http://www.balboareservoir.com/

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Balboa Reservoir community walk on Ocean Ave. Ocean and Phelan (Frida Kahlo Way). May 17, 2018. Photo Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

It was a lively conversation. A great many on the walk participants were seasoned transit users with clear opinions about this infamous route to the Station.  A reporter from the Ingleside-Excelsior Light was present.

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Balboa Reservoir community walk on Ocean Ave. Balboa Park BART Station North Entrance. May 17, 2018. Photo Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

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From San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA), regarding projects using Transportation Tax.

SF’s Transportation Sales Tax

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority is updating the list of projects that will be funded by San Francisco’s transportation sales tax over the next five years.

How do you want to spend San Francisco’s transportation sales tax funds?

Take this 3-minute survey.  

 

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Bart is planning improvements to the Balboa Park Bart Station. They want to know what improvements are a priority to you. Take the brief survey here.

Learn more about the plans here.

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From SFMTA: Some opportunities for your feedback, as SF Municipal Transportation Agency plans its budget for 2019-2020. 
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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency manages the city’s surface transportation system, including Muni, parking and traffic, bicycling, walking and taxis.  Every day, over one million people rely on us to ensure safe and reliable mobility throughout the city.

As we develop our Operating and Capital Budgets for Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020, please join us and make sure that your voice is heard at a series of public meetings.  This is your opportunity to learn more about what we do and provide feedback on a variety of programs and projects.


Public In-Person Meetings Co-hosted with Senior Disability Action (SDA)

Friday, March 02, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

SF Public Library Main Branch, Latino Room at Lower Level, 100 Larkin Street


Online Budget Townhall Meeting

Wednesday, March 07, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Stream live at sfmta.com/budget


Board of Directors Meetings

Tuesday, March 06, 1:00 PM

Tuesday, March 20, 1:00 PM

City Hall, Room 400, 1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place


For free interpretation services, submit your request 48 hours in advance to 415.701.4387.

How We Will Use Your Feedback

All incoming public feedback via the live-stream meeting, public meetings and emails will be sorted and analyzed.  The information will be incorporated into the operating and capital budget documents and transmitted to the SFMTA Board as required by the City Charter.  The Board then reviews the proposed operating and capital budget in public hearings on March 6 and March 20.  The budget is formally adopted by the vote on SFMTA Board of Directors on April 3 or April 17.  Any changes to the proposed budget, as considered and approved by the Board during budget hearings, are included in the Approved Budget document.

If you are unable to attend the meetings, you can email questions or comments tosfmtabudget@sfmta.com or contact 311.

Contact Information

U.S. Mail: SFMTA Board of Directors, One South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

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