Transportation Community Funding

Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Community Projects Funding Requests

Quint-Jerrold Connector Road

Project Name:                Quint-Jerrold Connector Road

Request Amount:            $7,200,000

Total Cost:                       $19,480,000

Intended Recipient:       San Francisco County Transportation Authority

Address:                         Jerrold Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124

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Construction of the Quint-Jerrold Connector Road will reconnect two important throughways in the Bayview, restoring a high-traffic route that was eliminated by a Caltrain berm project. Currently, vehicles traveling between Oakdale and Jerrold use Phelps Street, which is located in a residential area and was not designed to accommodate heavy traffic. This has led to a significant rise in noise and safety complaints from families living in the neighborhood.

The new connector road, which will run along the west side of the Caltrain tracks, will also support a potential new Caltrain station at Oakdale Avenue, which would offer residents of Bayview-Hunters Point additional rail access to economic and recreational opportunities across the entire city.

Crews working on plan to repair Quint St. Bridge in San Francisco,” ABC7

Quint-Jerrold Connector Road

Project Name:                Embarcadero Station Platform Elevator

Request Amount:           $6,250,000

Total Cost:                      $23,885,035

Intended Recipient:       Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

Address:                          Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

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Located at the foot of Market Street in San Francisco's Financial District, the BART/Muni Embarcadero Station is among the heaviest utilized BART stations. This request will enhance access and mobility by completing the funding plan to install a new elevator between the platform and the concourse level at the north end of the station. This project will also rebuild and widen the staircases located in the north and south end of the station, as well as install additional lighting and security cameras. These improvements will expand access to station, increase its capacity and enhance customer safety. A storage locker will also be added below the north stairs for San Francisco Fire Department fire-life safety.

While the elevator between the BART platform and the concourse level will serve the BART platform only, an emergency stop will be provided at the Muni platform. The existing elevator can then be used exclusively to access the Muni platform. Since both elevators will be able to stop at both platforms, if one elevator is taken out of service due to an emergency or another need, the other can be used to maintain accessible service for both operators. Currently, if the elevator at Embarcadero station stops working, all BART and Muni customers who need to use an elevator must exit at an alternative BART station in downtown San Francisco – creating a complex and difficult for community members with mobility issues.

Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Deterrent System

Project Name:                Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Deterrent System

Request Amount:           $7,000,000

Total Cost:                      $216,000,000

Intended Recipient:       Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District

Address:                         Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA 94129

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Sadly, each year an average of 30 individuals die by suicide jumping off the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. While the Golden Gate provides trained professionals who assist troubled individuals on the Bridge and save over 180 lives each year, research shows that reducing access to lethal means can further reduce suicide rates. This request would assist the Golden Gate Bridge completing the installation of a Suicide Deterrent System: a net 20 feet below the Bridge walkway and 20 feet wide. This would protect anyone at risk of death by suicide while not impacting the visual splendor of the Golden Gate. Suicide nets have proven effective in preventing suicides at other tall structures and will help save more San Franciscans.

In 2014, working with Senator Barbara Boxer, Congresswoman Pelosi secured provisions in the MAP-21 surface transportation bill allowing federal funds to be used on safety barriers and nets; and to make the Golden Gate Bridge eligible for any Title 23 federal-aid highway funding. These provisions allowed federal pass-through funds to be dedicated to the suicide barrier, which will constitute more than half of the project’s total funding. In 2018, construction began on the Suicide Deterrent System project that will reduce the likelihood that individuals will consider the bridge as an option to commit suicide and make it exceedingly unlikely that any such attempts are successful. Unfortunately, the contractor is about two years behind schedule, with a new schedule of completion in early 2023, causing unplanning costs for the Golden Gate Bridge as they manage and administer oversight of the work for the two additional years.

 “Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier construction begins,” San Francisco Chronicle

What We Get Wrong About the Golden Gate Bridge Suicides,” The Bold Italic 

Mission Bay Ferry Terminal

Project Name:                Mission Bay Ferry Terminal

Request Amount:           $12,000,000

Total Cost:                      $58,800,000

Intended Recipient:       Port of San Francisco, Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA)

Address:                         Terry A. Francois Boulevard and 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

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The Port of San Francisco and the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) request last-dollar funding to begin construction of a Mission Bay Ferry landing with the capability to berth two ferry boats simultaneously, serviced by an all-electric ferry, handling up to 6,000 passengers per day. The project will expand the regional public transportation systems to avoid further congestion, adverse air quality and environmental health impacts. The new landing will sit within a half-mile of approximately 11,000 new homes, seven million square feet of new office and commercial space, over one million square feet of new retail space and 70 acres of public open space. The terminal will be an easy walk to the UCSF Mission Bay hospital and biotechnology life-sciences hub, and the Warriors’ Chase Center. Mission Bay ferry service, as an extension service to the Downtown Ferry Terminal, will allow connections to existing ferry routes from Vallejo, Richmond, Oakland, and Alameda, connecting these East Bay communities to job opportunities. Bay Area voters supported the ferry landing in a list of projects passed in Regional Measure 3 in June 2018.