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SFMTA slates public meetings to discuss long-term transportation plan

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will host a series of community meetings this month and in June to discuss a transportation plan aimed at improving transit and roads.

The transportation plan grew from recommendations made by a SF 2030 Transportation Task Force, which San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee convened last year to investigate what the city must do to fix its transportation infrastructure and prepare it for the future. The task force found that to meet current and future demand, the city needs to invest $10 billion in transportation infrastructure through 2030. With $3.7 billion already identified, that leaves a $6.3 billion gap, SFMTA officials said in a press release.

"We know that it can be challenging to get around San Francisco. With these funds, we’ll invest in improvements that make it faster, safer and easier to get around town," said SFMTA Director of Transportation Edward Reiskin.

The agency also launched a website that features information about the SF 2030 Transportation Task Force Report.

The first community meeting will be held May 12.

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