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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.  

TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT FOR REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN

Plan Bay Area project examplesShare your ideas about the future of transportation in San Francisco.

The Transportation Authority is asking the public for project ideas that will help update Plan Bay Area 2040, our regional transportation plan and sustainable communities strategy. The Transportation Authority joined with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments in a kick-off of public outreach in San Francisco on May 13.

Members of the public are invited to submit San Francisco project ideas for Plan Bay Area 2040 by July 17, 5 p.m. Submissions can be made via the Transportation Authority website, at upcoming public meetings, or by calling 415-522-4800 (in English) or 415-593-1655 (for Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin).

In September the public can offer comments on the projects that are under consideration. See more information about the September 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

DOYLE DRIVE WEEKEND CLOSURE POSTPONED

Presidio Parkway from the air

The extended weekend closure of Doyle Drive, previously scheduled for May 28 at 10:00 PM through June 1 at 5:00 AM, has been postponed to complete all testing and software integration of the tunnel fire-life-safety, traffic and communications systems. These systems work in concert and include ventilation, heat detection monitors and a state-of-the-art water deluge system for fire protection.

"The project team is working closely with the State Fire Marshal to follow required testing protocol and secure approval to open the roadway. The tunnels cannot be opened to traffic before it has been demonstrated that the systems work as they were designed and are properly integrated," said Ron Richardson, Chief Engineer with Golden Link Concessionaire.

For more information on the Doyle Drive closure, see the Presidio Parkway press center.

TA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NAMED ONE OF THE BAY AREA'S MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN

Portrait photo of Tilly Chang

The San Francisco Business Times has named Tilly Chang, Executive Director of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, one of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women for 2015.

The recognition comes as Ms. Chang oversees the Transportation Authority’s $700 million half-cent sales tax investment program which provides funding for major capital projects like the Doyle Drive rebuild, Muni Central Subway extension and Caltrain electrification and extension to the Transbay Transit Center. The agency also funds neighborhood-level transit and street infrastructure improvements across San Francisco. READ MORE.

TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY SUPPORTS BIKE TO WORK DAY

Transportation Authority staff ready for Bike to Work DayBicycling is a healthy, sustainable and fun way to get around San Francisco.

As more people choose to bike around town, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority was proud to support this year’s Bike to Work Day on May 14.

The Transportation Authority’s commitment to cycling is not limited to Bike to Work Day. In fact the agency has allocated almost $9 million from the city’s half-cent sales tax for transportation for bike-related projects citywide. Those funds have gone toward the construction of bike lanes, bike safety programs, bike counters, bike sharing and other improvements that encourage and enable safe bicycling citywide.

We hope you had a great Bike to Work Day—and check out MyStreetSF.com to see what other bike projects are coming to your neighborhood.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO PROVIDE PLANNING AND ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO FREEWAY CORRIDOR MANAGEMENT STUDY PHASE

The Transportation Authority invites proposals from interested firms for Planning and Engineering services as needed to produce the San Francisco Freeway Corridor Management Study (FCMS), a feasibility study of potential technology- and demand-related strategies to manage San Francisco’s freeway corridors. The proposal must respond to the specific scope of services described in Section III of this Request for Proposals (RFP). Download RFP 14/15-07 andREAD MORE

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO PROVIDE ANNUAL AUDIT SERVICES

The Transportation Authority invites proposals from interested firms for Annual Audit Services. The proposal must respond to the specific scope of services described in Section III of this Request for Proposals (RFP).

Although a pre-proposal conference will not be held, questions may be submitted in writing on or before Friday, April 3, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. to Erika Cheng, Management Analyst (erika.cheng@sfcta.org). The answers to questions will be made available on this page by Tuesday, April 7, 2015.READ MORE

PROPOSALS ARE DUE by Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. , at the Transportation Authority’s offices.

McAllister Streetscape Project Scheduled for June Finish

McAllister Street improvementsThis June pedestrians along McAllister Street will enjoy a wider, safer, and more pleasant streetscape near the University of California Hastings College of the Law. The project will result in numerous improvements to the north side of McAllister between Larkin and Leavenworth streets, including sidewalk widening, new lighting, landscaping, and curb extensions to reduce crossing distances for pedestrians. The improvements advance the city’s Vision Zero policy of building safety and livability into our streets as San Francisco works to eliminate traffic-related fatalities citywide by 2024. Neighborhood residents called for these various safety enhancements during a Tenderloin-Little Saigon neighborhood study led by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority.

The McAllister project is funded by UC Hastings and the Transportation Authority's Prop AA vehicle registration fee program. A ribbon cutting and community tree planting event is scheduled for June 13, 2015.

The greening effort is being coordinated with the Friends of the Urban Forest and the Tenderloin Community Benefit District in conjunction with UC Hastings and the Transportation Authority.

TA-FUNDED STUDY SAYS FISHERMAN'S WHARF EXTENSION WOULD ATTRACT RIDERS, COMPETE WELL FOR FUNDING

The retrieval shaft for the tunnel boring machines A study funded by the Transportation Authority found that extending the Central Subway to Fisherman’s Wharf would attract riders and compete well for funding from the federal government.

The study—conducted by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, the Transportation Authority and San Francisco Planning Department—evaluated the potential benefits and costs of the project and the overall feasibility of extending the Central Subway to the city’s northern waterfront. READ MORE

HISTORIC ALLOCATION OF PROP K HALF CENT SALES TAX HELPS FUND NEW LIGHT RAIL VEHICLES

Mayor Lee signs the contract for new Muni light rail vehicles

The future of Muni’s transit system is on track with the Transportation Authority’s recent approval of the single largest Prop K allocation in the 25-year history of the agency’s sales tax program.

In October the Transportation Authority’s Board approved almost $159 million to help the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency replace its entire fleet of light rail vehicles and expand it to operate planned new service to Chinatown.

Muni’s existing LRVs are prone to breakdowns and maintenance issues. The new LRV fleet will bring increased reliability, fewer repairs and a quieter, more comfortable ride. In addition, the new LRVs will have improved operator visibility and an enhanced braking system.

The Transportation Authority’s first $131 million investment will support the $933 million purchase of 175 new LRVs. The remaining $27.7 million in Prop K funds will be allocated in 2019 to support future year expenditures for the 175 LRVs. The SFMTA's contract with LRV manufacturer Siemens includes the option to purchase up to a total of 260 LRVs.

The first LRV arrives in 2016 for testing. The first batch of 24 LRVs is expected to be put into service by 2018, in time to operate the new Central Subway, which connects South of Market to Chinatown.

The SFMTA also plans to use more than $270 million in Prop K funds over the next six years to help replace its entire bus fleet.

The replacement of the rail and bus fleets will improve Muni’s reliability and service for years to come.

Interested in shaping the design and features of the new LRVs? The SFMTA is soliciting public input in this survey.

Join the Geary Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Citizens Advisory Committee

The Geary Corridor BRT Citizens Advisory Committee (GCAC) meets every two to three months to advise the Transportation Authority throughout the environmental analysis for the Geary Corridor BRT project. The GCAC’s thirteen members, representing corridor and at-large interests, provide input on refining BRT alternatives, considering project benefits and impacts for all users of the corridor, developing mitigation strategies, and identifying a preferred alternative. There is currently one vacancy on the GCAC for an at-large seat. READ MORE

Applications are due to the Authority's offices by 5 p.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014.

FOLSOM STREET OFF-RAMP REALIGNMENT PROJECT | CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

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