Revise the San Francisco Central Subway Plan
The Central Subway is a $1.58 billion, 1.7 mile proposed project in San Francisco, California, from the Caltrain commuter rail depot at 4th and King streets to Chinatown. The subway is the second phase of the Third Street Light Rail Project (T-Third). Still in its planning stages, the Central Subway is currently scheduled for completion by 2018. The Central Subway has been talked about for over 10 years. It started out as a political promise to a Chinatown group concerned over the loss of the Embarcadero Freeway. Unfortunately the proposal has since evolved into a costly and extraordinarily deep subway of marginal usefulness. There are three basic problems with the Central Subway plan as envisioned by its sponsor, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). First, it offers no significant transportation advantages over today's bus operations. Second, it would actually worsen transit connections for many Muni users. Third, it would substantially increase transit operating and maintenance costs; thus further weakening Muni's already shaky financial structure. San Francisco deserves better. If you share our concerns over the proposed subway, please help spread the word, and please make your feelings known to your local, State and federal representatives. Sign this petition and visit www.SaveMuni.com for more information.