From Zabe Bent, San Francisco County Transportation Authority...
Join the Geary BRT Citizens Advisory Committee
Applications due Wednesday, May 26
Role of the Citizens Advisory Committee
The Geary Citizens Advisory Committee (GCAC) meets on a quarterly basis to advise the project team throughout the environmental study. The GCAC provides input in refining Geary BRT alternatives; reviewing project benefits and impacts; identifying mitigation strategies; and selecting a preferred alternative. There are currently 2 vacancies on the GCAC. All interested persons are invited to submit an application; applicants representing the Richmond, Tenderloin and Downtown neighborhoods are particularly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Visit www.GearyBRT.org to download an application or call 415.522.4800 for mailing options. Applications are due Wednesday, May 26!
Bus Rapid Transit on Geary
In November 2003, 75% of San Francisco voters approved the Prop K Expenditure Plan, which calls for an expanded network of fast, reliable transit including BRT in San Francisco. Geary Boulevard is the key east-west transit corridor identified for BRT improvements. BRT is a package of improvements that provide fast, reliable service quickly and cost-effectively, including: a dedicated transit lane, transit signal priority, high-quality vehicles and stations, pedestrian enhancements and streetscape amenities.
Environmental Study Underway
In May 2007, the Transportation Authority Board approved the Geary Corridor BRT Study and called for environmental study and engineering. The environmental study, launched in 2008, is working to identify the impacts and benefits of BRT alternatives; recommend a preferred BRT alternative for Geary; and develop strategies to mitigate impacts if BRT is implemented.
Elizabeth M Bent, Principal Transportation Planner
San Francisco County Transportation Authority
100 Van Ness Avenue, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102-5244
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