Last week,Â Â the San Francisco Supervisors voted to put a sales tax measure on the ballot for transportation and homeless services. Â The measure is a general tax that will require a vote of over 50%. Â The spending allocation will guided by an amendment to the city charter.
The measureÂ would raise about $2.7 billion over 24 years for transportation priorities such asÂ Muni equipment and operations, BART cars, Caltrain capacity increases, and Vision Zero safe streets improvements Â (click here for more information). Â Transit supporters won provisions that will provide funding to protect Muni service from cuts in case of recession.
Now, San Francisco voters will have the opportunity to vote on two major transportation funding measures – this sales tax, and a bond measure to update BARTÂ tracks, tunnels, power transmission, elevators, and other antiquated hardware.
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