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SFMTA Opens First New Maintenance Facility in 30 Years

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced the recent opening of its first new bus maintenance facility in 30 years, Islais Creek, concurrent with upgrades to San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) bus and rail service.

The Islais Creek Hybrid Motor Coach Facility is an 8.3-acre bus maintenance yard located at the convergence of three San Francisco neighborhoods. It can accommodate both 40-foot and 60-foot hybrid buses and also houses a full operator, dispatch and maintenance staff.

“As San Francisco continues to grow, so do the increases in the demand for service,” said SFMTA Chairman Cheryl Brinkman. “Our Muni facilities need to grow and modernize in order to reliably serve our customers. Projects like Islais Creek make it possible for our employees to work safely and effectively to deliver great service.”

SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin said, “Muni service begins and ends in our bus and train yards. This investment in a state-of-the-art facility will enable us to accommodate increased Muni service to meet the demands of a growing city while providing a modern, efficient workspace for our employees.”

In the coming years, the SFMTA’s Building Progress program will rebuild and upgrade additional outdated facilities, including two that date back 100 years, creating modern maintenance facilities that will support Muni’s environmentally sustainable fleet plans.

Funding for the $122.5 million project came from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, FTA, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Transport Workers Union Local 250A and San Francisco Public Works.
SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin, at podium, spoke at the opening of the Islais Creek Bus Maintenance Facility.

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