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.

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The Transportation Authority works with San Francisco residents, transit providers and other government agencies to plan, fund and deliver critical transportation projects and programs citywide. Check the video to see what we're all about.  


Auto congestion on Howard St.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.


Check out our November newsletter, featuring bold ideas for Vision Zero, funding to fast-track transportation projects, autonomous vehicles, and more. 

Transportation Authority sells $248.25M in bonds

The Transportation Authority has announced the sale of $248.25 million in sales tax revenue bonds to advance major projects citywide.
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


The San Francisco County Transportation Authority and Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency are inviting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ 17/18-01) from interested firms to provide on-call modeling services. The SOQ must respond to the scope of services described in Section IV of the RFQ. READ MORE


T2045 logoThe Transportation 2045 Task Force has been convened by the Honorable Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board of Supervisors President London Breed. 

To ensure a safe, reliable, and affordable transportation system, the Task Force meets regularly to discuss how the City can generate revenue, prioritize expenditures over the long-term, and balance regional and neighborhood-level needs.
Join us for our next meeting.


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

For more information on the NTIP program see our NTIP pages. For information on individual projects, see below. READ MORE

District 1. Improving Connections from Golden Gate Park to the Presido
District 1. Arguello Boulevard Near-Term Improvements
District 2. Lombard Study: Managing Access to the "Crooked Street"
District 2. Lombard Street/US-101 Corridor Pedestrian Safety
District 3. Kearny Street Multimodal Implementation
District 4. 66-Quintara Reconfiguration Study
District 4. Sloat/Skyline Intersection Alternatives Analysis [NTIP Capital]
District 5. Western Addition Community-Based Transportation Plan
District 6. Golden Gate Avenue Buffered Bike Lane

Photo courtesy Lynn Friedman via flickr Commons.

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District 6. Bessie Carmichael Crosswalk
District 6. South Park Traffic Calming
District 6. Vision Zero Ramp Intersection Study
District 6. Folsom-Howard Streetscape Project
District 7. Balboa Area Transportation Demand Management Study
District 8. 
Elk Street at Sussex Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements
District 9. Alemany Interchange Improvement Study
Districts 9 and 10. Cesar Chavez/Bayshore/Potrero Intersection Improvement Project (Implementation)
District 10. Cesar Chavez/ Bayshore/Potrero Intersection Improvement Project (Planning)
District 10.
 Potrero Pedestrian Safety and Walking School Bus Project
District 10: District 10 Mobility Management Study [NTIP Planning]
District 11. Geneva-San Jose Intersection Study

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!

SFCTA Newsletters

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Quick Links

[Note: Contact information on these pages may be out of date. For inquiries, call 415-522-4800 or email info@sfcta.org]