Extension of F-Line Streetcar Service to Fort Mason Center
UPDATE March 15, 2013: The National Park Service and cooperating agency project partners, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the Federal Transit Administration, are pleased to announce the availability of the approved Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final EIS for the Extension of F-Line Streetcar Service to Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, California.
To download the ROD click the Document List link on the left, then click on the document title.
The ROD completes the National Environmental Policy Act environmental compliance that allows SFMTA to construct, maintain, and operate the F-Line on NPS property. The entire project consists of extending the historic streetcar F-Line 0.85 miles from Fisherman's Wharf to San Francisco Maritime NHP, through the Fort Mason Tunnel, and ending at Fort Mason Center in Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Although ROD approval is a significant milestone for this project, there is considerable planning yet to be completed. SFMTA will take the lead on future planning and will engage the public with timely information and opportunities to comment on detailed planning and design activities that result from this decision.
Preferred Alternative outlined in the Final EIS:
The Preferred Alternative would extend the existing F-Line from Fisherman's Wharf to Fort Mason Center. The track extension would include a street-running segment along Beach Street, a transition zone between the street-running segment and the Fort Mason Tunnel, a tunnel segment and a turnaround segment with two options for locations, Alternative 2A: North Loop (Fort Mason parking lot) and 2B: South Loop (Great Meadow). Project elements would include the construction of streetcar track for approximately 0.85 miles, construction of 8-9 station platforms, upgrades to the existing Fort Mason Tunnel, and installation of signals, crossings, wires and poles.
Questions Regarding NPS ROD:
Alexandra Picavet (GGNRA) 415-561-4732
Lynn Cullivan (SFMNHP) 415-561-7006
SFMTA's points of contacts regarding F-Line Extension Project are:
Paul Rose, SFMTA Media Relations Manager 415-701-4582
Darton Ito, Manager of Long Range Planning 415-701-4330