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
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SFCTA Releases “TNCs Today” Report, Highlighting Uber, Lyft Activity in San Francisco
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority has released “TNCs Today: A Profile of San Francisco Transportation Network Company Activity.” The draft report is the first comprehensive estimate of the volume, frequency and coverage of ride-hailing trips by Uber and Lyft in San Francisco.
Key findings of the report, which focused only on Transportation Network Company trips made entirely within San Francisco, include:
- On a typical weekday, TNCs make more than 170,000 vehicle trips within San Francisco, approximately 12 times the number of taxi trips, representing 15% of all intra-San Francisco vehicle trips.
- TNC trips are concentrated in the densest and most congested parts of San Francisco, including the downtown and northeastern core of the city. At peak periods, TNCs are estimated to comprise 20-26% of vehicle trips in Downtown areas and the South of Market. At the other end of the range, TNCs comprise 2%-4% of peak vehicle trips in the southern and western part of the city.
- On an average weekday, more than 5,700 TNC vehicles operate on San Francisco streets during the peak period. On Fridays, over 6,500 TNC vehicles are on the street at the peak.
- TNCs drive approximately 570,000 vehicle miles within San Francisco on a typical weekday. This accounts for 20% of all local daily vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and includes both in-service and out-of-service mileage. Taken over total weekday VMT, which includes regional trips, local TNC trips account for an estimated 6.5% of total weekday vehicle miles traveled.
- TNCs provide broader geographic coverage than taxis, though there appear to be lower levels of both types of trips in the south and southeast part of the city.
Learn more and get copies of the report at www.sfcta.org/TNCsToday
SFCTA WINS TWO AWARDS FOR YBI I-80 RAMPS PROJECT
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority’s Yerba Buena Island I-80 Westbound Ramps project won two major project delivery awards.
The $100 million project was opened to traffic last fall and is the agency’s first major capital construction project.
Project partners included Caltrans, Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA), Treasure Island Development Authority (TIDA), and the U.S. Coast Guard. The project’s 13.2 percent participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises included more than two dozen women-, African-American- and LGBT-owned firms.
The Construction Management Association of America (Northern California Chapter) on May 18 awarded the Transportation Authority and its partners its large project Achievement Award for projects exceeding $50 million in value. Separately, the California Transportation Foundation on May 24 named the YBI Ramps the Interchange Project of the Year.
TRANSPORTATION 2045 TASK FORCE BEGINS WORK
The Transportation 2045 (T2045) Task Force has been convened by the Honorable Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board of Supervisors President London Breed. The Task Force will be co-chaired by the Mayor's Chief of Staff, Steve Kawa, and San Francisco County Transportation Authority Chair and City Supervisor, Aaron Peskin. Task Force members represent the community at large, including individuals representing neighborhoods; small and large businesses; transportation, housing and environmental justice advocacy groups; labor and civic organizations; and city and regional transportation agencies.
To ensure a safe, reliable, and affordable transportation system, the Task Force will meet over the coming months to discuss options for how the City can generate revenue, prioritize expenditures over the long-term, and balance regional and neighborhood-level needs.
The goals of the Task Force are to:
- Identify transportation funding needs and gaps in resources
- Identify potential revenue options to close the gaps
T2045 will build off the City's previous transportation planning efforts (including the Transportation Task Force 2030 process, The San Francisco Transportation Plan, Plan Bay Area, and Propositions J and K previously on the November 2016 ballot) and incorporate the progress we've made in the intervening years as well as the new challenges we face as a city.
Transportation Authority supports Bike to Work Day
The Transportation Authority is proud to continue our support for Bike to Work Day. Bicycling is a healthy, sustainable and fun way to get around San Francisco.
Our commitment to cycling extends well beyond Bike to Work Day. The agency has allocated approximately $11 million from the city's half-cent sales tax, along with other funding sources for bike-related improvements citywide. These investments include big, exciting projects like the newly opened Mansell Street bike path through McLaren Park and the Vista Point rest area on Yerba Buena Island, innovative concepts like the Market Street raised cycletrack and basic necessities like the thousands of new bike racks installed across the city.
We’re planning for more cycling improvements around the city, including neighborhoods around the Alemany Interchange and in the Richmond along Arguello Boulevard.
We hope you had a great Bike to Work Day 2017. Check out MyStreetSF.com to see what other bike projects are coming to your neighborhood.
SFCTA opens Yerba Buena Island’s Vista Point to Cyclists, Pedestrians
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority, in cooperation with the Bay Area Toll Authority, Caltrans and Treasure Island Development Authority, opened the Vista Point visitor area on Yerba Buena Island on May 2.
Situated at the San Francisco (western) terminus of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge bicycle-pedestrian path, Vista Point is designed as a relaxation and rejuvenation area for visitors to Yerba Buena Island. Featuring restrooms, benches, a hydration station and bike racks, Vista Point offers sweeping views of the east span of the Bay Bridge and Oakland.
A shuttle equipped to transport up to eight bicycles operates 15- to 20-minute service between Vista Point and Treasure Island on Saturdays and Sundays.
The opening of Vista Point comes as Caltrans extends the hours of the Bay Bridge’s bike-pedestrian path to weekdays as well as weekends. Vista Point will be open the same hours as the Bay Bridge bike-pedestrian path: Monday-Friday, 6:00 AM–8:00 PM; Saturday and Sunday, 6:00 AM–8:00 PM.
TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY RELEASES LOMBARD “CROOKED STREET” STUDY
The Lombard “Crooked Street,” with its distinctive switchbacks, flowers, and vistas draws visitors from both around the world and locally. As overall tourism to the street has increased in recent years, issues of vehicle and pedestrian crowd control have become more challenging.
The Transportation Authority on Feb. 16 released the “Lombard Study: Managing Access to the “Crooked Street.”
The report details four recommended strategies for further planning, analysis and development. These strategies are:
- Improved Enforcement of Existing Regulations
- Engagement of Tourism Industry as Partners in Visitor Management
- Engineering and Signage Enhancements
- Reservations and Pricing System for Vehicles: Admission Fee with a Discount for Advanced Reservations
On March 21 the Transportation Authority Board adopted the Lombard Street "Crooked Street" study. READ MORE
TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY HOSTS DBE/LBE EVENT HIGHLIGHTING UPCOMING PROCUREMENTS
On March 20 the San Francisco County Transportation Authority hosted an event for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and Local Business Enterprises (LBEs) to highlight upcoming procurements.
The event highlighted several key SFCTA contract opportunities, related to:
- Yerba Buena Island (YBI) West Side Bridges and YBI Southgate Road Realignment Improvements
- On-call Transportation Modeling and Technology Services
- I-280/Balboa (Ocean/Geneva) Ramps
- U.S. 101/I-280 High Occupancy Vehicle/High Occupancy Toll Lane
- Treasure Island Tolling
- Treasure Island Autonomous Shuttle Pilot
The event also featured several contracts from Caltrain and San Francisco Public Works. SFMTA and Caltrain met with attendees to talk about their DBE/LBE programs.
More information about the March 20 event, including a list of attendees and a slide presentation with details about each upcoming procurement is posted on the Available Contracting Opportunities section of our website.
TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY RELEASES 2016 ANNUAL REPORT
2016 was another busy year for the Transportation Authority as we planned, funded and delivered transportation improvements citywide.
Highlights include construction of the agency’s first major capital project: the new westbound I-80 on- and off-ramps connecting Yerba Buena Island/Treasure Island to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Other major efforts during the year were the certification of the Environmental Impact Report for Geary Bus Rapid Transit; launching a novel crowding reduction program with BART; and initiating a framework for major transit investments with Subway Vision.
Meanwhile, the agency made strides working side-by-side with residents on neighborhood-scale planning projects across the city to improve access, transit performance and the street network.
ALEMANY INTERCHANGE STUDY EXPLORES SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS
The Alemany Interchange—where U.S. 101, I-280, Alemany Boulevard, Bayshore Boulevard, San Bruno Avenue and local streets intersect—presents challenges to pedestrian and bicycle safety.
At Commissioner David Campos' request, the Transportation Authority is working with neighboring communities, led by the Portola Neighborhood Association, to make the area safer and more accessible to all travelers.
Transportation Authority staff are coordinating with SFMTA planners and engineers and Caltrans staff to develop potential circulation and safety enhancement projects for the area. Community outreach is also underway to obtain input on the various improvement options.
The Alemany Interchange Improvement Study is just one of several efforts under the Transportation Authority’s Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Program (NTIP), which funds neighborhood transportation planning efforts and capital projects in every district in San Francisco. The program was developed through the Transportation Authority’s 2013 Countywide Transportation Plan to strengthen the pipeline of projects at the neighborhood level, particularly in underserved areas and Communities of Concern.
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
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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.
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- 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
- 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
- ConnectSF Subway Vision
- Emerging Mobility Services and Technology Studies
- Quint/Jerrold Connector Road (Quint St. Bridge Replacement Project)
- San Francisco Freeway Corridor Management Study
- TNCs Today: A Profile of San Francisco Transportation Network Company Activity
- 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)