Stability in transit operations and maintenance
Transit operating costs are unsustainable, yet there is a need for more service. The SFTP prioritizes maintenance funds for Muni vehicle mid-life maintenance, which will increase the number of vehicles available for service and reduce service turnbacks affecting outlying neighborhoods.
Draft Policy Recommendations
Muni & Regional Transit | Operations
- Pilot improved access to regional transit for the city’s west side
- Work with SFMTA to enable regional operator inbound pick ups
- Help shape the next generation of improvements to Clipper, including improved access to Clipper/Muni discounted fares
- Seek to identify a regional funding solution to stabilize Caltrain operating and capital funding
- Pursue Muni cost management strategies, in concert with regional efforts
Muni & Regional Transit | Capital Assets
- Prioritize replacement of the Muni vehicle fleet and maintenance funds for Muni vehicle mid-life overhauls to improve reliability and reduce service turnbacks
- Incorporate information from Muni Capital Asset Management Systems into funding requests to inform prioritization and decision-making
- Support BART’s efforts to secure funding to replace and expand its vehicle fleet.
|SFTP INVESTMENT PLAN
||SFTP INVESTMENT VISION
Muni & Regional Transit | Existing and New Operations and New Vehicles. Invest $10M/year toward continued or new transit services.
Muni and Regional Transit | Capital Asset Maintenance. Increase investment by $30M/year to fully fund vehicle replacement for all operators, Muni vehicle mid-life overhauls, and 70% of the most critical capital asset needs of all operators.
Transit Performance Initiative (TPI). Fund a Long Range Transit Network Development study to identify solutions to Muni Metro system bottlenecks; prioritize solutions that would improve travel time and reliability of the Market Street tunnel operations.
Muni & Regional Transit | Existing and New Operations and New Vehicles. In addition to the above, provide $40M/year to close the shortfall to provide all today’s scheduled Muni service. Additionally, provide over $10M/year for new regional transit operations and vehicles.
Muni and Regional Transit | Capital Asset Maintenance. In addition to fully funding vehicle replacement for all operators and Muni vehicle mid-life overhauls, fund100% of the most critical capital asset needs of all operators.
Transit Performance Initiative (TPI). In addition to the Long Range Transit Network Development Study (above), fund up to $1.5Billion worth of projects over the Plan period.