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Van Ness BRT update

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s $316.4 million Van Ness Improvement Project, also known as the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, resulted in some temporary shifts of bus stops in late December. SFMTA crews worked on the “joint trench” that will power overhead wires for buses running from McAllister to Turk; they also investigated building basements that extend underneath sidewalks in the project construction area.

Bus riders on Van Ness are advised to pay attention to signage notifying them of shifting bus stops as construction continues.

The Van Ness BRT Project is slated to be completed in 2020. When it is finished, it will feature San Francisco’s first rapid transit system for buses. SFMTA reports that it also includes considerable upgrades to transportation and improvements for utility maintenance.

To learn more about the Van Ness BRT project, visit In addition, the Van Ness BRT Community Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Jan. 25 at 1 South Van Ness Ave.

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