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Old Posted Jan 7, 2010, 1:27 AM
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Originally Posted by BTinSF View Post
A nice fantasy but it will never actually fly. And let's not forget that the reason the Geary corridor gets ignored is that there's no consensus among residents and businesses along Geary in favor of rail transit, especially underground rail transit.
When was an actual proposal for rail transit on Geary realistically proposed (voter proposition or actual Muni/SFCTA/MTA proposal with funding scenarios - like the current BART to SJ plan or Central Subway - some funding has been in place for years for both of those projects, but funding for a Geary subway has never been put in place, so there has never been anything to get behind OR campaign against, as is the case with Geary BRT)? The current line amongst the Geary merchants is that BRT shouldn't be pursued because a BART subway would be better. To my knowledge, there has never been a proposal with teeth that would put rail on Geary, since the 1933 proposition vote. The actual BART propositions always had Geary as a future corridor, and there has never been a Muni proposal for rail that actually had money behind it like the Central Subway, for example, since the 1933 vote.
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