In hindsight, the still-unopened Central Subway was a peculiar place to meet Jeffrey Tumlin, director of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, to hear his pitch on why voters should back Prop. A on the June 7 ballot.
That’s because the stunning, yet stunningly expensive and delayed subway line that critics say wasn’t necessary is a far different project than what the $400 million in bond money would do. Prop. A is a back-to-basics measure to fix crumbling infrastructure, make public transit more efficient and create streets safer.