The Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP) is an effort, begun in 2005, to update the routes and levels of service for the MUNI system. The study is in its final stage and time to have any impact on these changes is quickly running out. The Planning Department released the Draft Environmental Impact Report earlier this month and the public comment period will end on August 26th, 2013.
Back in 2006, MUNI launched a study that captured a tremendous amount of information on its bus routes and rail lines, including exactly where customers are boarding vehicles and how many people are riding the system throughout the day.
Among the most significant proposals affecting South of Market are changes to the 47 Van Ness, 12 Folsom and 27 Bryant lines and the creation of a new 11 Downtown Connector route. Rincon Hill residents continue to complain that MUNI is not providing adequate service to that rapidly growing neighborhood.
The Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Report is available at http://tepeir.sfplanning.org. Written comments on the DEIR should be submitted to the Planning Department at the following address:
Sarah B. Jones
Acting Environmental Review Officer
San Francisco Planning Department
1650 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA, 94103
You can also email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or Debra.Dwyer@sfgov.org