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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SFCTA HOSTS DBE/LBE EVENT HIGHLIGHTING UPCOMING PROCUREMENTS

Transportation Authority DBE outreach eventOn Feb. 2 the San Francisco County Transportation Authority hosted an event for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and Local Business Enterprises (LBEs) to highlight upcoming procurements.

Key projects and services highlighted included contracts to support Transportation Authority planning, project management, engineering and construction management. 

The event also featured several contracts from San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans)/Caltrain and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. 

For more information on the event, including attendees, visit the Available Contracting Opportunities section of our website. 

TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY SUPPORTS UNIQUE MCLAREN PARK PROJECT

Mansell streetscaping groundbreakingThe San Francisco County Transportation Authority is proud to support a first-of-its-kind project that will transform McLaren Park.

The agency is helping to fund a renovation project that will convert two of Mansell Street’s four lanes into a pedestrian walkway and bike path.

Designed with the help of the community, the project includes traffic calming measures such as raised crosswalks, flashing beacons and clearly marked crosswalks for the major intersections. The condition of the road will be vastly improved for drivers with new paving. Street-level lighting, trees and landscape and site furnishings are also included in this complete streets project.

The Mansell Streetscape Improvement Project is a partnership between the Recreation and Park Department, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Public Works and the Transportation Authority.

“We’re proud to support this important project by securing a host of funding sources, including the city’s Prop K half-cent sales tax, Prop. AA vehicle registration fees and One Bay Area Grant funding from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission,” said Transportation Authority Executive Director Tilly Chang. “Projects like these are at the very core of what we do as an agency – planning and funding transportation infrastructure that has a meaningful impact on people’s lives.”

The project, to be completed in fall 2016, got underway last month with a ceremony attended by Transportation Authority Chair Scott Wiener; Transportation Authority Commissioners John Avalos, David Campos and Malia Cohen; Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru; Recreation and Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg; Transportation Authority Executive Director Tilly Chang; SFMTA Board Vice-Chair Cheryl Brinkman; members of the McLaren Park Collaborative and community; and the Burton High School Band.

Request for Proposals to Provide Planning and Engineering Services

FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROGRAM (RFP 15/16-03)

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority requesting proposals from qualified respondents to provide planning and engineering services for the San Francisco Long Range Transportation Planning Program The proposal must respond to requirements described in this Request for Proposals (RFP). READ MORE

CHINATOWN NEIGHBORHOOD TRANSPORTATION PLAN APPROVED

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.

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)

EXPANDED BART BIKE STATION DELIVERED WITH SFCTA HALF-CENT SALES TAX FUNDS

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.

MOODY'S BOOSTS ISSUER RATING FOR SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

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

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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