“One of San Francisco’s most ambitious subway projects finally has funding in place, thanks to budget cutting and an unexpected windfall from the state. The Central Subway project, which will create a new Muni line linking South of Market to Chinatown, has lined up $1.3 billion, officials said this week.”
“City planners won’t start digging the subway tunnels for three years at the earliest. The project is now in its environmental review phase. The environmental impact report was published last week, and the city is hosting community meetings on Oct. 30, Nov. 8 and Nov. 13 to discuss it.
Transit planners are considering three different routes for the subway. Each extends 1.7 miles, but they vary slightly in their alignment between the existing station at Fourth and King streets and the terminus near Stockton and Clay streets.”
∙ S.F. subway project gets full funding [Business Times]
∙ San Francisco’s Proposed Central Subway Overview [sfmta.com]