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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ALEMANY INTERCHANGE STUDY EXPLORES SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Alemany interchange aerial photoThe 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.

See where else NTIP work is taking place across San Francisco and let us know your ideas for the next update of the San Francisco Transportation Plan, now underway.

NEW TA STUDY HIGHLIGHTS BETTER, FASTER WEST SIDE TRANSIT ACCESS

Balboa Park BART station platformIn collaboration with transit riders and residents, the Transportation Authority has issued a study aimed at creating better, faster transit connections throughout the city’s west side neighborhoods.

The Strategic Analysis Report on West Side Transit Access, initiated by Commissioner Katy Tang, explores several options to make transit more competitive with driving and to improve access to local and regional transit hubs such as Daly City and West Portal.

Download the report from the Strategic Analysis Reports website.

Among the options highlighted include exploring a rapid service for Muni’s 29-Sunset line; modifying underutilized bus routes, such as the 66-Quintara, piloting methods to encourage carpooling and ridesharing to hubs and providing secure bicycle parking and reducing conflicts at West Portal Station.

Key study recommendations already moving forward include Commissioner Tang’s request for Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Program (NTIP) planning funds for Muni to conduct service planning on the 66-Quintara and the programming of Prop AA vehicle registration funds to create more space at the Daly City BART station to accommodate planned local bus service increases including for the 14R-Mission.

The study area encompasses the area south of Golden Gate Park and north of the city line and includes the Sunset, Parkside, West Portal and Golden Gate Heights neighborhoods as well as the areas around Stonestown Mall, Lake Merced and San Francisco State University.

Photo: James_A_Castañeda via Flickr Commons

SAN FRANCISCO PURSUES SMART CITIES GRANT

Google autonomous vehicleSan Francisco was named by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx as one of seven finalist cities nationwide in the running for a $50 million federal grant to showcase automated vehicles and other technology-enabled transportation applications in the pursuit of congestion reduction and environmental goals.

The U.S. DOT will announce the winner of its “Smart Cities Challenge” in June.

San Francisco's proposal seeks to address neighborhood transportation access and safety needs through partnerships with civic and community groups, research universities and the private sector.

The Transportation Authority is supporting the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which is leading the development of the city’s proposal in coordination with the Mayor’s Office. The SFMTA presented on San Francisco’s approach (PDF) at the March 22 meeting of the Transportation Authority Board.

Among the efforts already underway are policy frameworks for autonomous vehicle regulation and new ways of linking on-demand ridesharing services with public transit.

Photo: Ed and Eddie via Flickr Commons

TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY SUPPORTS WALK TO WORK DAY

TA Walk to Work participantsWe were proud participants and supporters of Walk to Work Day on April 7.

Each April, the Transportation Authority sponsors Walk San Francisco’s Walk to Work Day, which celebrates and encourages walkers throughout the city.

People who live or work in San Francisco showed their support on April 7 by walking just 15 minutes of their daily commute, stopping by a “Walk to Work Day Hub” or competing with their co-workers in WalkSF’s Golden Millipede Award given to the workplace with the most commuters walking to work that day.

Among the many projects we fund at the Transportation Authority are those that promote pedestrian circulation and safety. Based on voter-approved expenditure plans, we allocate funds each year from the city’s half-cent sales tax for transportation and Prop AA vehicle registration fee program toward sidewalk repair, new crosswalks, new pedestrian signals, curb extensions, pedestrian refuge islands and traffic calming projects citywide.

Visit MyStreetSF.com to look up projects in your neighborhood!

Yerba Buena Island Ramps Project Achieves New Milestone

Final YBI concrete pourThe Yerba Buena Island east-side ramps project continues to stay on schedule and on budget.

In recent weeks, contractor Golden State Bridge reached a major milestone with completion of the last major bridge deck concrete pour. 

This concrete pour connects the new westbound off-ramp to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Work will continue on the project with placement of bridge bearings, seismic joints, barrier rails, roadway improvements, and landscaping.

The new ramps are expected to open in August 2016.

You can find out more about progress on the project website.

Stay tuned for future project updates!

NEIGHBORHOOD TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (NTIP)

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 NTIP and the individual projects, see our NTIP pages. READ MORE

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)

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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