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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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POTRERO HILL NEIGHBORHOOD TRANSPORTATION PLAN MOVES AHEAD
A community-based transportation plan for the Potrero Hill neighborhood is one step closer to implementation.
The Transportation Authority Board approved plans June 23 to improve pedestrian safety and enhance transit stops with a novel construction technique.
A collaboration of the Transportation Authority with neighborhood residents, Bridge Housing and various public agencies resulted in a Neighborhood Transportation Plan to address some of the area’s most pressing mobility needs.
A main element of the plan calls for the use of temporary sidewalk extensions to make bus stops and intersections along a walking school bus route safer and more attractive while decreasing Muni’s loading times. These low-cost improvements at various intersections in Potrero Hill can be constructed in the near-term, well before the site is redeveloped wholesale under the Rebuild Potrero project.
These improvements would be constructed from relatively inexpensive yet durable materials like manhole barrels or quarry rocks, have eye-catching designs and be built in a fraction of the time that permanent projects would take.
"This pedestrian improvement process is really key to having residents see visible change as soon as possible rather than waiting to the end of the 10 year period when the (Rebuild Potrero) project comes to completion," said Thu Banh, Rebuild Potrero Program Director.
The innovative idea of applying parklet style treatments to create bus bulbs is getting media attention and it could serve as a model for other San Francisco neighborhoods. The Potrero Hill Neighborhood Transportation Plan also calls for new lighting along part of the walking school bus route.
Several of the plan's recommended projects are already funded. The new lights will be installed within the next year along an unlit pathway behind the Potrero Hill Recreation Center. The roadway and light improvements are being funded with a combination of San Francisco’s half-cent sales tax for transportation, Lifeline Transportation Program, and development fees.
The Potrero Hill Neighborhood Transportation Plan was funded by the city's half-cent sales tax for transportation and a grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
MOODY'S BOOSTS ISSUER RATING FOR SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
Moody'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.
TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT FOR REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN
Share 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.
This call is looking specifically for large capacity-increasing projects.
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 31, 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 TEMPORARY CLOSURE SET FOR JULY 9-13
The Doyle Drive extended weekend closure has been rescheduled for July 9 - 13, from 10 p.m. Thursday night to 5 a.m. Monday morning. The closure is rescheduled to the second weekend of July to avoid the 4th of July holiday weekend and give the public advance notice. The closure was postponed to ensure the fire-life-safety systems in the new tunnels were functioning correctly. Key elements of tunnel testing and emergency drills were completed this week.
"Testing of the tunnel systems during the past two weeks has been very successful. Our team was able to identify and resolve system integration issues and the drills have allowed San Francisco Fire Department and emergency service providers to become familiar with the fire-life-safety systems of the new tunnels. We are looking forward to opening the new roadway to the public on July 13," stated Peter van der Waart, CEO of Golden Link Concessionaire.
Once the roadway is opened, motorists will be driving on the new Doyle Drive! The roadway that links the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco will be completely replaced by a new state-of the-art roadway. The closure will allow crews to finalize roadway connections and transfer traffic to the new permanent roadway, including the new Main Post Tunnels, northbound Battery Tunnel, northbound High Viaduct and restored connections to Highway 1/Park Presidio.
For more information on the Doyle Drive closure, see the Presidio Parkway weekend closure web page.
JOIN THE GEARY CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE!
There are six upcoming openings on the GCAC, and all interested persons are invited to apply, especially applicants from neighborhoods along the Geary corridor. Click here to submit an application. The application deadline is Tuesday, July 7. Members are appointed by the Transportation Authority Board to serve two-year terms and can be reappointed upon term expiration. The Board will be considering the incumbent GCAC members and new applicants to fill these vacancies. For more information regarding the application process, email CAC@sfcta.org or call 415.522.4800. For more information about the GCAC, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-522-4804 with any questions or comments. Also see the GCAC page.
McAllister Streetscape Project Concludes with Tree Planting
On June 13 Commissioner Jane Kim, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, UC Hastings College of the Law, Friends of the Urban Forest, Tenderloin Community Benefit District and Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation celebrated the completion of the McAllister Streetscape project.
The project resulted in a series of pedestrian safety and streetscape improvements, including sidewalk widening, new pedestrian lighting, landscaping, and corner curb extensions to reduce crossing distances for pedestrians.
Neighborhood residents called for these various safety enhancements during a Tenderloin-Little Saigon neighborhood study led by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority.
To mark the end of the McAllister project, Friends of the Urban Forest led a group of volunteers in tree plantings at more than 30 sites in the neighborhood.
The McAllister Streetscape project was funded through San Francisco’s Prop AA vehicle registration fee program and funding from UC Hastings.
TA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NAMED ONE OF THE BAY AREA'S MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN
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.
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
From 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
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- Lifeline Transportation Program
- OneBayArea Grant Program
- Proposition AA
(Vehicle Registration Fee)
- Prop AA Expenditure Plan
- Proposition K (Half-cent
Local Sales Tax for Transportation)
- Prop K Expenditure Plan
- MyStreetSF interactive map of Prop K projects
- Transportation Fund for Clean Air
- Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Program
- Caltrain Electrification and Positive Train Control
- Central Subway
- California High-speed Rail Project
- Folsom Street Off-ramp Realignment Project
- SFMTA Muni Modernization Projects
- Transbay Transit Center and
Caltrain Downtown Extension
- Yerba Buena Island I-80 Interchange Improvement Project
- Model and Travel Forecasting
- Model Service Bureau
- CycleTracks for iPhone and Android
- Dynamic Traffic Assignment
- Geneva-Harney Bus Rapid Transit
- Presidio Parkway (the Doyle Drive
- Van Ness Avenue Bus Rapid Transit
- Yerba Buena Island I-80 Interchange Improvement Project
- I-280 Interchange Modifications at Balboa Park Project
- Geary Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Feasibility Study
- Quint/Jerrold Connector Road (Quint St. Bridge Replacement Project)
- San Francisco Freeway Corridor Management Study
- San Francisco Parking Supply and Utilization Study
- Transportation Demand Management Partnership Project
- 19th Avenue Park Presidio Neighborhood Transportation Plan (2008)
- 19th Avenue Transit Study (2014)
- Auto Trip Generation Study (2008)
- Balboa Park Station Area Circulation Study (2014)
- Bayshore Intermodal Station Access Study (2012)
- Bayview Hunters Point Mobility Solutions Study (2013)
- Bayview Hunters Point Neighborhood Transportation Plan (2010)
- Better Streets Plan (2010)
- Bi-County Transportation Study (2013)
- Caltrain Oakdale Station Study (2005) (incl. Caltrain Oakdale Station Ridership Study) (2014)
- Central Freeway and Octavia Blvd. Circulation Study (2012)
- CityBuild Academy
- Columbus Avenue Neighborhood Transportation Plan (2010)
- The Countywide Transportation Plan (2004)
- Market Street Studies (various)
- Mission-Geneva Neighborhood Transportation Plan (2007)
- Mission South of Chavez Neighborhood Transportation Plan (2007)
- Mobility, Access and Pricing Study (2010)
- On-Street Parking Management and Pricing Study (2009)
- Tenderloin/Little Saigon Community Transportation Study (2007)
- Western SOMA Neighborhood Transportation Plan (2012)