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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The Transportation Authority was proud to celebrate 25 years of Connecting Our Communities in 2014. This past year we worked side-by-side with residents across the city to plan, fund, and implement critical transportation projects and programs citywide. Check the video to see what we're all about.  

Geary Bus Rapid Transit Project Seeks Public Input

Geary BRT visualization at 17th Ave.San Francisco is one step closer to introducing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service on Geary Boulevard with the release of the project’s draft environmental document.

BRT improves transit by providing buses with their own lane, reducing delays from traffic.

In developing the draft environmental document, the Transportation Authority and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency worked with communities along the corridor to refine the BRT proposal and explored all of the potential benefits and impacts of the project.

The release of this draft environmental document marks the beginning of a 45-day comment period and we want to hear from you.

To learn more about the project, see the draft environmental document, or learn about how to provide comments, go to www.gearybrt.org.

Let’s get Geary BRT moving! READ MORE


Broadway and ColumbusWith a focus on pedestrian safety in Chinatown, the Transportation Authority Board has approved a community-based plan for one of the city’s densest neighborhoods.

The Chinatown Neighborhood Transportation Plan focuses on strategies to help protect people walking along two high pedestrian-injury corridors: Broadway Street between Van Ness and Columbus avenues, and Kearny Street between Bush and Jackson streets.

For Kearny Street the study recommends the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency consider a series of pedestrian scrambles—which stop vehicle traffic in all directions, allowing pedestrians to cross an intersection in any direction—a traffic lane reduction, or different signal timing and lane striping treatments. These changes are aimed at reducing pedestrian injuries while still meeting other objectives for the street, including implementing Muni Forward and the SFMTA Bicycle Strategy.

On Broadway Street, the study finds that safety improvements are planned for each intersection between Van Ness Avenue and Columbus Street, and will be completed within the next two years. The study encourages consideration of additional changes to signal timing to further enhance pedestrian safety.

The study’s work was based on regular input from community groups such as the Chinatown Community Development Center.

Commissioner Julie Christensen has approved the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to use Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Funds to advance implementation of some of the study's recommendations.


BART's Civic Center bike stationThe Transportation Authority’s half-cent sales tax funds have helped deliver a beautiful, expanded bike station in BART’s Civic Center Station. The facility increases bicycle access on transit and contributes to more seamless travel in the city. It can hold as many as 248 bikes, up from the previous facility's 60.

The Transportation Authority’s half-cent sales tax funds were an important source for design and construction of the project, which features an eye-catching glass wall. The project also used funds from the Prop. AA vehicle registration fee and from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

BART’s Civic Center bike station is not the only place where the Transportation Authority’s half-cent sales tax funds have encouraged and enabled bicycling. We've allocated almost $9 million in recent years for construction of bike lanes, bike safety programs, bike counters, bike sharing and other cycling-related improvements all over San Francisco.

The Transportation Authority was proud to help make the Civic Center bike station a reality—and we continue to work on other bike-related improvements to promote this sustainable transportation choice.


Presidio Parkway ribbon-cutting The new, state-of-the-art Doyle Drive opened for the first time to drivers on July 12, marking a major milestone for a project that has transformed San Francisco’s northern waterfront and converted an aging roadway into a graceful gateway to the city and the Presidio National Park.

Transportation officials joined with representatives from government, industry, labor, and the community to celebrate the opening of the Presidio Parkway project on July 13. See photos from the opening ceremony.

The new Doyle Drive features numerous safety enhancements, including a roadway that meets current seismic safety requirements, a landscaped median separating north- and southbound traffic and standard shoulders. It also respects and enhances the natural beauty of the national park it traverses. The design features new tunnels that create new open space extending the Presidio to Crissy Field. READ MORE


The Folsom Street Off-ramps completed projectThe Folsom Street Off-Ramp project reached a major milestone July 21 when it was reopened to traffic.

The new off-ramp features safer conditions for pedestrians while creating a significantly more valuable parcel of land that will allow for development of new retail space and housing, more than one-quarter of which will be affordable.

The realigned Folsom Street Off-Ramp allowed for the creation of a new crosswalk, designed to help the flow of pedestrians in an increasingly residential area of downtown. READ MORE


SFCTA logoMoody's Investors Services has raised the issuer rating for the San Francisco County Transportation Authority to Aa1 from its prior rating of Aa2.

Moody's cited several reasons for the ratings boost, including the size and diversity of the economic base that generates San Francisco's half-cent sales tax for transportation, the primary revenue source overseen by the Transportation Authority. Moody's also cited strong growth in sales tax revenues since the recession and high current and anticipated coverage levels.

The Transportation Authority has no long-term debt, but does have a $140 million tax-exempt revolving credit agreement with State Street Bank, with $135 million outstanding.

"This ratings upgrade is a testament to the Transportation Authority's strong agency leadership and stellar financial management," said Scott Wiener, Chair of the Transportation Authority Board. "Amid a strong economy, the Transportation Authority's financial strength and technical expertise are major assets to our growing city."

Standard & Poor's Financial Services and Fitch Ratings reaffirmed issuer ratings for the Transportation Authority with AA and AA+, respectively. READ MORE


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Share your ideas about the future of transportation in San Francisco.

The Transportation Authority is asking the public for input on our proposed San Francisco priorities for Plan Bay Area 2040, our regional transportation plan and sustainable communities strategy. In late August we will release the draft project list in a memorandum to our Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) for presentation and comment at its September 2nd meeting. In September and October the public can offer comments on the projects that are under consideration through our website or at one of the public meetings.

The Transportation Authority seeks to create a better city through improved mobility for everyone—and your ideas can help us make that happen. READ MORE

MyStreetSF Projects Map

MyStreetSF Projects Map logoMyStreetSF Projects Map thumbnailFrom 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.

We currently have one vacancy on our agency-wide CAC. If you’re interested, get in touch with us! Call 415.522.4800 or send us an email. We need your guidance and support!

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School kids cross Church Street in the rainNTIP logo

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

Projects are keyed to the location map above. For more information on NTIP and the individual projects, see our NTIP pages.

1. Improving Connections from Golden Gate Park to the Presido (District 1)
2. Lombard Study: Managing Access to the "Crooked Street" (District 2)
3. Lombard Street/US-101 Corridor Pedestrian Safety (District 2)

Photo courtesy Lynn Friedman via flickr Commons. 


transparent spacer image 4. Western Addition Community-Based Transportation Plan (District 5)
5. Alemany Interchange Improvement Study (District 9)
6. Cesar Chavez/ Bayshore/Potrero Intersection Improvement Project (District 10)
7. Potrero Hill Pedestrian Safety and Transit Access (District 10)

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