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). Read more

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Transit visionary Enrique Peñalosa inspires SF planners

Enrique Peñalosa visits San Francisco's Sunday StreetsEnrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogota and internationally recognized leader in sustainable transportation, brought an inspiring and insightful message to San Francisco Oct. 19-20.

Peñalosa urged the city to continue to develop equitable and effective street designs that prioritize pedestrian safety and public spaces. 

“It’s wonderful to see what you are doing here in San Francisco,” Peñalosa said. “What you are doing to make this city even better than it already is will make a great positive impact all over the world.” READ MORE

Transportation Authority Board approves $131 million for New Muni Light Rail Vehicles

Mayor Lee signs the contract for new Muni light rail vehicles

Action is single largest Prop K allocation to date

In early September the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a contract that allows the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to purchase up to 260 new Muni light rail vehicles (LRVs) for the Muni Metro system. Approval of the Prop K funds by the Transportation Authority Board—including allocation this year of $131.2 million and programming of an additional $27.7 million in Prop K funds in Fiscal Year 2019/20—allows the SFMTA to partially fund the base contract for 154 replacement vehicles and 24 expansion vehicles to be used to support the Central Subway. The SFMTA will use a number of fund sources to fully fund the entire $933 million base contract. The SFMTA’s LRV order for Muni is currently one of the largest LRV orders in North America.

The SFMTA also plans to use over $270 million in Prop K funds over the next six years to help replace its entire bus fleet. Vehicle replacement is the single most significant factor in improving a transit system’s performance.


SFBC bike safety videoWe have a new tool to learn about the rules of the road for bike riding in San Francisco. Produced by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, this video, titled "Urban Bicycling Basics: Rules of the Road," presents ten mini-lessons for safer riding. It was funded in part by the Transportation Authority's Prop K Local Transportation Sales Tax and Transportation Fund for Clean Air grant programs. Remember: ride safely, responsibly, and predictably!


The Folsom Street off-ramp from Westbound I-80 from the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge will be closed until March 2015. See our Folsom Street Off-ramps project page for detour options and additional project information. READ MORE

SFSU Student Group Visits the Transportation Authority

SFSU students visit the TAWe love the opportunity to educate the next generation of transportation planners! On Tuesday, October 14, Transportation Authority staff welcomed students from SF State Professor Jason Henderson's transportation and land use geography classes. We shared information about who the Transportation Authority is, key projects and initiatives underway, as well as information about our staff's career trajectory and advice for aspiring transportation planners. The class asked great questions and then spent the afternoon touring the Market/Octavia plan area and the Van Ness Avenue corridor where Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit is planned!

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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