Have you gotten on a Geary bus that moves too slowly? Are you tired of buses that are overcrowded, delayed, or backed up by slower traffic?
Most San Franciscans agree we need faster and more reliable transit on Geary Boulevard. More than 50,000 riders daily take the buses to work, school, appointments, and home. Itís the busiest bus line in the Bay Areaóthe busiest west of the Mississippi!
But itís getting worse, not better. Increasing car and delivery truck traffic delay the buses even more, become less reliable, just when we need them the most! If transit is unreliable, more people will choose to drive; traffic and parking will get worse; the buses will get delayed even more, and on and on in a downward spiral.
Fortunately, there's a solution to save Geary Boulevard from this downward spiral. It's called Bus Rapid Transit. BRT is designed like rail service but uses rubber-tired buses for vehicles: itís as convenient and comfortable -- and fast and reliable -- as trains, but at a fraction of the capital cost to taxpayers. It has been successfully implemented in more than 25 cities around the world, from Boston to Bogota, and from Vancouver to Sydney.
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