Delivers $2.2 Million for Muni Central Subway
-- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced that the Federal
Transit Administration today released more than $2.2 million for
the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's (Muni) new Central
Subway. This is the last installment of the $9 million Pelosi secured
in the fiscal year 2004 transportation spending bill for the Central
Central Subway will connect the long-isolated neighborhoods of Bayview-Hunters
Point and Visitacion Valley with the business and cultural centers
of downtown, Pelosi said. It will promote commerce and
economic development, improve mobility, and reduce air pollution
for all of San Francisco.
Subway is one of the City of San Francisco's highest transit priorities,
as well as a top priority for the Bay Area's next generation of
regional transit expansion projects.
is part of Munis Third Street Light Rail Transit Extension
Phase II. It will extend the rail line underground into San Francisco's
Chinatown District with a 1.5-mile subway. This funding will support
preliminary engineering and environmental studies for the Central
Subway. Phase II is expected to be completed in 2012. Ridership
on the line is expected to be 67,000 on an average weekday by 2015.
Phase I of the project included a 19 stop light-rail line that will
be completed in 2005 and is funded almost exclusively by state and
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