SFMTA approves plans for city’s first BRT line

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has given the go-ahead to build the city’s first bus rapid transit line. Officials say the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit project will convert existing traffic lanes and remove some parking spaces to accommodate the new corridor, but will provide passengers with 10 stop options. It will also help expedite Golden Gate Transit. SFMTA says the $125 million project will cut travel time by at least 30%.