San Francisco Leads the Way
San Francisco Leads the Way
When it comes to transportation, San Francisco always leads the way. This week I joined partners and leaders from federal, state, and local government to celebrate our investments in the next phase of the Third Street-Central Subway line and the ground-breaking Presidio Parkway public private partnership.
For San Franciscans, the Central Subway project is a product of consensus – an effort to improve mobility, expand public transit, promote commerce, and bring our city closer together. With today’s signing of the Full Funding Grant Agreement, we have secured $1 billion in federal funds for the subway, which will ensure better service and equal transportation access for Chinatown residents and serve as an economic engine for our city.
Replacing the aging and unsafe Doyle Drive with a new Presidio Parkway will provide safer roadways and shorter commute times to the 120,000 drivers and transit riders who cross Doyle Drive each day. The project is the first in California to operate under a new innovative public-private partnership model. With nearly $130 million from the Recovery Act and $18 million from across the federal government, the project will use public investments to spur and stimulate the private sector; adding jobs and creating a better environment for business.
Congresswoman Pelosi joins State Senator Mark Leno, Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor David Chiu, and other city leaders in signing the Full Funding Grant Agreement which secures $1 billion in federal funding for the next phase of the Third Street-Central Subway line.
Celebrating our Diversity
During Latino Heritage month, we celebrate the dynamic and lasting contributions of the Hispanic community to our city, state and nation. On Tuesday, I was pleased to deliver remarks at the San Francisco Latino Heritage Month Celebration and Awards Ceremony. The ceremony occurred just one day after President Obama came to California to announce the establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument. César Chávez dedicated his life to the cause of the common good, the movement for workers’ rights and civil rights, and the belief in fairness and opportunity for American Latinos and all Americans. It is a source of national pride that César Chávez will forever be honored with a national tribute.
San Franciscan Awarded Nobel Prize
The Bay Area is a cradle of dynamic thinking and a relentless generator of innovation. On Monday, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka was awarded the Nobel Prize for his innovative work on cellular reprogramming at the Gladstone Institute and University of California San Francisco. Dr. Yamanaka's innovative, creative, and potentially life-saving work on cellular reprogramming builds upon a career of scientific excellence. The Nobel Prize also rightly honors the groundbreaking work done at the Gladstone Institute and UCSF. Many congratulations to Dr. Yamanaka and UCSF for bringing luster to this remarkable award.
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