On Nov. 4, San Franciscans will be asked to consider its first transportation bond in more than 60 years, Proposition A -- a $500 million bond that will begin the investment in needed improvements to San Francisco's transit and transportation as part of The City's long-range capital plan. These bonds will be paid for without raising the property-tax rate.
Prop. A would fund transit system nonrolling stock, bikeways, pedestrian and traffic signal upgrades. Specifically, the allocation of bond proceeds would include $358 million for transit reliability, safety, improved maintenance facilities and key transit corridor improvements -- projects that include priority traffic signals, accessibility improvements, Caltrain upgrades, new maintenance facilities and seismic improvements, and a transit-control system. The remaining $142 million would fund modern traffic signalization, bikeways, new sidewalk and crosswalks designs, including a continuation of the complete street rebuilding program.