TRANSPORTATION 2045 TASK FORCE PROPOSES REVENUE OPTIONS
In early 2017, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the Board of Supervisors jointly announced the creation of a Transportation 2045 Task Force, to identify transportation funding needs and explore the potential for new local transportation revenue measures from now through the year 2045.
Meeting over the course of seven months, and building on the work of San Francisco’s transportation agencies, the T2045 Task Force developed a menu of options that could help close the transportation funding gap.
Task Force members were selected to represent a broad range of neighborhood, business, civic and advocacy interests along with city and regional agencies, to provide their perspectives on San Francisco’ transportation system’s needs and potential local revenue sources. While the process often highlighted differences of opinion among Task Force members, the unifying theme was a recognition that it is imperative today to identify and advance solutions to these funding shortfalls if we wish to ensure a continued vibrant and sustainable city into the future.
The final recommendations present the proceedings of the Task Force, and are intended to provide policy-makers with insight into various viewpoints. Use this link to learn more about the recommendations and the work of the Task Force.
Call for projects: Lifeline Transportation Program
The Transportation Authority is pleased to announce a call for projects for $2.6 million in Lifeline Transportation Program funds. The Lifeline Transportation Program supports projects that improve mobility for low-income residents by addressing gaps or barriers identified through collaborative and inclusive community-based planning processes. Transit operators are eligible to apply. Applications are due to the Transportation Authority by March 23 at 5 p.m. Learn more and apply.
New Report: The TNC Regulatory Landscape
The Transportation Authority previously documented the trip activity of ride-hail companies, also known as Transportation Network Companies, in our TNCs Today report. Our latest report, “The TNC Regulatory Landscape,” provides an overview of state and local TNC regulatory frameworks nationally and within California.
The rapid expansion of ride-hail companies across the country over the last seven years has led to a wide range of new policy and legislative measures at both state and local levels. At the state level, regulation of TNCs is driven primarily by concerns around safety, liability, and fares. In addition, dozens of cities and counties across thecountry have enacted their own policies to regulate TNC operation within their boundaries. Learn more in our new report.
NEW THIS MONTH
Check out our latest newsletter, featuring updates on ConnectSF's draft vision for San Francisco's future, transportation improvements coming to The Hairball, Alemany Boulevard and Lower Great Highway, Gator Pass rollout, and more.
Transportation Authority 2017 Annual Report
Our 2017 Annual Report provides an overview of our agency's planning, funding, project delivery, and oversight activities in 2017. Read the report to learn about our efforts to fight congestion, improve neighborhoods, and make the most out of your transportation sales tax dollars.
REGIONAL MEASURE 3 PLACED ON JUNE BALLOT
To help solve the Bay Area's growing congestion problems, local officials have prepared a new ballot measure that would increase tolls on the region's seven state-owned toll bridges for the first time since 2010. Senate Bill 595 was passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Brown last fall.
Regional Measure 3 will be on the June 2018 ballot.
Bay Area voters have twice previously approved toll increases for regional transportation improvements. Use this link to learn more about Regional Measure 3—or to learn more about projects funded by previous Regional Measures.
Repaving San Francisco streets with funding from Senate Bill 1
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority board recently dedicated $6 million in state funds to support critically-needed street repaving projects. This funding comes from Senate Bill 1, and will be matched with $6 million from San Francisco's half-cent sales tax for transportation.
San Francisco Public works will use these funds, along with an additional $8.6 million from Senate Bill 1, for street improvements in neighborhoods spanning from the Sunset to Twin Peaks to Visitacion Valley. Improvements include repairs to the road base, paving work, curb ramp construction, and sidewalk upgrades. View a project map.
San Francisco Public Works maintains more than 900 miles of streets and roadways. Funding to maintain these roads comes from numerous sources, including the Road Repaving and Street Safety bond passed in 2011, the City’s half-cent sales tax for transportation, state funds such as California’s Senate Bill 1, and more.
Keeping our streets in a state of good repair saves the City millions of dollars in deferred maintenance and repair costs. See more information on San Francisco Public Works Street Resurfacing Program.
LATEST STATS ON CONGESTION IN SAN FRANCISCO
The Transportation Authority has released the latest data on congestion in San Francisco. As has been reported by others and no doubt perceived by local travelers, traffic congestion on city streets has increased over the past two years. Meanwhile transit speeds and transit reliability have remained steady, meaning that transit is more competitive with autos than in past years, an outcome consistent with San Francisco’s “transit-first” policies.
The reasons for congestion are many: a strong economy leading to dramatic job growth and a rising population, construction-related lane closures, the popularity of walking and bicycling, and the proliferation of new commercial transportation services
The congestion data is contained in the Transportation Authority’s biannual Congestion Management Program. Explore an interactive map of congestion data and see what the city is doing to mitigate congestion.
Transportation Authority sells $248.25M in bonds
As the transportation sales tax administrator for San Francisco, the Transportation Authority typically disburses funds on an ongoing basis from its sales tax revenues, with occasional use of short-term financing to meet the program’s capital needs. But with expenditures from transit agencies and other City departments anticipated to peak in coming years due to planned major investments, we decided to issue our first long-term bond to meet the higher cash needs. This allows project delivery and benefits to the public to be realized sooner than would otherwise be possible. Read more
Welcome to the San Francisco County Transportation Authority
Created in 1989, the Transportation Authority is responsible for long-range transportation planning for the city, and it analyzes, designs and funds improvements for San Francisco's roadway and public transportation networks. The Transportation Authority administers and oversees the delivery of the Prop K half-cent local transportation sales tax program. It also serves as the designated Congestion Management Agency (CMA) for San Francisco under state law, and acts as the San Francisco Program Manager for grants from the Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA). The Transportation Authority was designated Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency (TIMMA) in 2014, charged with planning for sustainable mobility on Treasure Island, coordinating new ferry and regional bus service, on-island shuttle, bike share, and car share opportunities. Read more
See the Quick Links to our projects and studies at the bottom of this page.
NEIGHBORHOOD TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (NTIP)
The Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Program (NTIP) funds community-based neighborhood-scale planning efforts, especially in underserved neighborhoods and areas with vulnerable populations (e.g. seniors, children, and/or people with disabilities).
The NTIP was developed in response to mobility and equity analysis findings from the San Francisco Transportation Plan (SFTP), the city’s 30-year blueprint guiding transportation investment in San Francisco, and the Transportation Authority Board's desire for more focus on neighborhoods, especially on Communities of Concern and other underserved neighborhoods.
The SFTP found that walking, biking and transit reliability initiatives are important ways to address socio-economic and geographic inequities.
The NTIP is made possible by the Transportation Authority through grants from San Francisco's half-cent sales tax for transportation.
Current NTIP Projects
MyStreetSF Projects Map
From signals to streetcars, bicycles to boulevards, from pedestrian safety to paving, the Transportation Authority provides funding for hundreds of transportation projects citywide. The MyStreetSF interactive map shows projects currently underway, proposed, and recently completed that are funded by, or prioritized for funding by the Transportation Authority, as well as those for which the we provide some level of oversight, in our role as Congestion Management Agency for San Francisco. The MyStreetSF interactive map allows you to search for projects by location, Supervisorial District, project type (e.g., bicycle, pedestrian safety, transit rehabilitation), project sponsor, or timeline. Click on a project on the map to see key information (e.g., short description, schedule, cost) and a link to the project page and/or project sponsor’s main page. The map page also includes information on city-wide projects and programs like Bicycle Education and Outreach. READ MORE
Join our Citizens Advisory Committees!
Citizens (or Community) Advisory Committees, also known as CACs, are an important part of our planning efforts: they give the public—community and business stakeholders—a voice in the direction and scope of many of our projects, analyze benefits and impacts on San Francisco’s many communities, and recommend courses of action.
Get on the email list for one (or more) of our project newsletters, for notifications about upcoming funding or business opportunities, or vacancies on one of our Citizens Advisory Committees. Subscribe now.
- Lifeline Transportation Program
- OneBayArea Grant Program
- Proposition AA
(Vehicle Registration Fee)
- Prop AA Expenditure Plan
- Proposition K (Half-cent
Local Sales Tax for Transportation)
- Prop K Expenditure Plan
- MyStreetSF interactive map of Prop K projects
- Transportation Fund for Clean Air
- Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Program
- Caltrain Electrification and Positive Train Control
- Central Subway
- California High-speed Rail Project
- SFMTA Muni Modernization Projects
- Transbay Transit Center and
Caltrain Downtown Extension
- Yerba Buena Island I-80 Interchange Improvement Project
- Bicycle Program Coordination
- Complete Streets Resources
- Vision Zero and Pedestrian Initiatives
- Model and Travel Forecasting
- Model Service Bureau
- CycleTracks for iPhone and Android
- Dynamic Traffic Assignment
- I-280 Interchange Modifications at Balboa Park Project
- Child Transportation Study
- Emerging Mobility Services and Technologies
- Quint/Jerrold Connector Road (Quint St. Bridge Replacement Project)
- San Francisco Freeway Corridor Management Study
- Subway Vision
- 19th Avenue Park Presidio Neighborhood Transportation Plan (2008)
- 19th Avenue Transit Study (2014)
- Auto Trip Generation Study (2008)
- Balboa Park Station Area Circulation Study (2014)
- BART Perks Test Program (2017)
- Bayshore Intermodal Station Access Study (2012)
- Bayview Hunters Point Mobility Solutions Study (2013)
- Bayview Hunters Point Neighborhood Transportation Plan (2010)
- Better Streets Plan (2010)
- Bi-County Transportation Study (2013)
- Caltrain Oakdale Station Study (2005) (incl. Caltrain Oakdale Station Ridership Study) (2014)
- Central Freeway and Octavia Blvd. Circulation Study (2012)
- Chinatown Neighborhood Transportation Plan (2015)
- CityBuild Academy
- Columbus Avenue Neighborhood Transportation Plan (2010)
- The Countywide Transportation Plan (2004)
- Folsom Street Off-ramp Realignment Project (2015)
- Geneva-Harney Bus Rapid Transit Feasibility Study (2015)
- Market Street Studies (various)
- Mission-Geneva Neighborhood Transportation Plan (2007)
- Mission South of Chavez Neighborhood Transportation Plan (2007)
- Mobility, Access and Pricing Study (2010)
- On-Street Parking Management and Pricing Study (2009)
- Potrero Hill Neighborhood Transportation Plan (2015)
- San Francisco Parking Supply and Utilization Study (2016)
- Tenderloin/Little Saigon Community Transportation Study (2007)
- Transportation Demand Management Partnership Project (2015)
- Waterfront Transportation Assessment (2015)
- Western SOMA Neighborhood Transportation Plan (2012)