Pelosi: $6 Million for Central Subway Will Bring Us Closer to Relieving Traffic Congestion in San Francisco

Dec 16, 2010
Press Release

Contact: Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami/Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Pelosi issued the following statement about the Department of Transportation awarding $6 million to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni) for the Central Subway/Third Street Light Rail project. Speaker Pelosi obtained the funds as part of the fiscal year 2010 appropriations process.

“For the thousands of San Franciscans who squeeze aboard the 30 Stockton bus each day, today’s announcement signals that we are one step closer to relieving congestion in one of our nation’s most-crowded urban corridors. By increasing transportation options between the vibrant heart of Chinatown and the economic engine of downtown, the Central Subway project will promote commerce, improve mobility and reduce air pollution for all of San Francisco.

“Over the last eight years, I have fought successfully to bring almost $100 million in federal funding to this project that makes San Francisco a transit-first model for the nation. Democrats in Congress will continue our urgent work to invest in our nation’s infrastructure, create jobs and spur economic development.”