SUPPORT DTX FUNDING
No more DTX delays. Accelerate all funding strategies for the Downtown Caltrain Extension (DTX) to the Transbay Center, including the proposed $35 million bond refinancing by TJPA. Any Regional Transportation Tax Measure should prioritize DTX—and exclude high-cost and low-benefit projects that have stymied universal transit transformation. No more boondoggles like the Central Subway and Bay Bridge Eastern Span, which siphoned money from effective/ efficient transportation projects and citywide transit transformation.
DTX IS LEGALLY MANDATED
DTX is the highest transportation priority, mandated by SF voters with overwhelming passage of Proposition H (1999) and prioritized by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for federal funding cycles. The project is environmentally-cleared. The underground station box has already been built. DTX will connect Caltrain to six Muni rail lines, four BART lines and more than 40 bus lines at a centralized transportation hub. By 2025, 300,000 cars a day will be entering San Francisco from the South—more than the combined number of cars on the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. DTX is the top priority to cut traffic congestion on highways, the Embarcadero, streets and arterials.
FALSE PREDICATES HURT MUNI
The upzoning of the Transbay District and new development were predicated on DTX. Instead, DTX was never built—while tens of thousands of new commuters, cars, workers, residents and visitors have stressed the Muni system, streets and highways. New office development requires commensurate transit development. We need 100% commitment to DTX. We need a champion for DTX.
CURBEDSF: An abridged history of the Transbay Transit Center over the years https://sf.curbed.com/2019/5/3/18280918/transbay-transit-center-timeline-calendar-dates-bio-history