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A 2.2-mile urban transit priority corridor in San Francisco was estimated to cost $67.1 million.

The system design included many features of Bus Rapid Transit including transit only lanes, transit priority signals, reduced stop frequency, and an extension of the current Overhead Contact System.

Made Public Date
10/31/2017
Identifier
2017-SC00378
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Summary Information

This study examined a proposed 2.2 mile transit priority corridor in San Francisco that would incorporate many features of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) including transit only lanes, transit priority signals, reduced stop frequency, and other bus stop and pedestrian improvements.

The 22 Fillmore Transit Priority Project included both service changes and capital investments on 16th Street, from Church Street to Third Street. The transit priority and pedestrian safety improvements included transit-only lanes, transit bulbs, new traffic and pedestrian signals, and new streetscape amenities. San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) planned to paint the transit-only lanes with red paint to clearly delineate the lanes. The proposed corridor also included extending the overhead contact system (OCS) on 16th Street from Kansas Street to Third Street to allow for zero-emission transit service into Mission Bay.

The SFMTA engineering staff developed capital costs for the project scheduled to open in 2019.

The table below provides the costs for each of the phases and elements of the project features including the number of units and the unit costs for each feature. The SFMTA engineering personnel also developed maintenance costs for the project. Each maintenance item included the unit cost, units, number of units, and year of implementation. A benefit-to-cost analysis arrayed all construction and maintenance costs by year and discounted them to present value.
 

Phase Features Units Unit Cost ($) Extension ($)
Construction Only Transit Bulbs
25
200,000
5,000,000
Construction Only Streetscape elements on bulbs
25
75,000
1,875,000
Construction Only Pedestrian bulbs
25
70,000
1,750,000
Construction Only Curb Ramps
5
5,000
25,000
Construction Only Relocate Hydrants
7
50,000
350,000
Construction Only Catch basins
50
7,260
363,000
Construction Only Signal upgrade
5
200,000
1,000,000
Construction Only New signal
8
400,000
3,200,000
Construction Only Streetscape
1
2,000,000
2,000,000
Construction Only Overhead Contact System (OCS) duckbank underground
1
3,150,000
3,150,000
Construction Only OCS- foundation and poles
1
1,367,300
1,367,300
Construction Only OCS- overground
1
3,149,420
Construction Only Repave Church to 7th
5,000,000
Construction Only Final striping
500,000
1
500,000
Construction Only Bike Share Stations
100,000
Construction Only 17th Street bike lanes
200,000
Construction Only Others- Allowance, mob/demod, hazard material management, traffic control, permits (15%)
4,324,458
Construction Only Core Project Costs
33,354,178
Soft Costs Environmental and Planning outreach - 5%
1,667,709
Soft Costs Predevelopment – 2%
667.084
Soft Costs CER – 7%
2,334,792
Soft Costs Detail Design – 15%
5,003,127
Soft Costs Construction Support – 20%
6,670,836
Soft Costs Project Contingency – 35%
17,394,204
Total TOTAL Project Costs
67,091,929
System Cost

Total cost of the project is estimated to be $67.1 million.