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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). Read more

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San Francisco releases Late Night Transportation Plan

Late Night Transportation report coverThe San Francisco Late Night Transportation Working Group has released a new roadmap for improved late night and early morning transit.

The groundbreaking study contains recommendations to improve service, accessibility, reliability and safety for those who are working or playing after nightfall or before daybreak.

“San Francisco doesn’t shut down once it gets dark, and our transportation system shouldn’t either,” said Supervisor Scott Wiener, chair of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority.

The Transportation Authority released the report along with the San Francisco Entertainment Commission and the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development.

The report’s recommendations include:

  • Beginning a process to expand all-night bus service;
  • Requesting BART, Caltrain and SFMTA produce studies documenting operational constraints for longer hours;
  • Advocating for funding for infrastructure needed to operate 24 hour service;
  • Creating a pilot program for location-specific improvements to safety and comfort for travelers; and
  • Improving the dissemination of information about late night transit options.

The Late Night Transportation Working Group, organized by Wiener, was comprised of representatives from local and regional transportation agencies, labor groups, the business community and other stakeholders. 

Download the report (PDF).


The Transportation Authority invites proposals from interested firms for Planning, Engineering, and Environmental Services for I-280 Interchange Modifications at Balboa Park. The proposal must respond to the specific scope of services described in Section III of this Request for Proposals (RFP). READ MORE

Transportation Authority releases 2014 annual report

SFCTA 2014 Annual Report coverThe Transportation Authority announces the release of its 2014 annual report, a summary of the agency’s progress on projects that improve health, safety and access across the city.  Download a copy of the document.

Highlights of the annual report include updates on major construction projects like Central Subway, Transbay Transit Center, Presidio Parkway, Yerba Buena Island and Folsom Street off-ramps. Readers can find information on how the Transportation Authority is helping shape the next generation of Muni, BART, and Caltrain plans to support growth.

The annual report also discusses how the Transportation Authority works side-by-side with residents to plan, fund, and implement critical neighborhood-scale projects and programs across the city.


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

Transportation Authority launches e-newsletter The Messenger

The Messenger newsletterExtra! Extra! Get it hot off the (digital) presses!

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority announces the availability of an electronic newsletter to give readers regular updates on the agency’s critical planning, funding and project development. The Messenger will highlight how the Transportation Authority’s collaborations with community members and numerous agencies—including the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Caltrans, BART, Caltrain and others—result in significant transportation improvements citywide.

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McAllister Street pedestrian safety project underway

McAllister project groundbreakingOn October 23 the McAllister Street pedestrian safety project got underway.

Expected to be completed by the summer of 2015, the work will result in numerous improvements to the north side of McAllister between Larkin and Leavenworth streets, including sidewalk widening, new pedestrian lighting, landscaping, and corner bulbouts to reduce crossing distances for pedestrians.

The project will also create a new traffic island at Leavenworth and McAllister streets to slow traffic, making the intersection safer for pedestrians. These improvements will help the city achieve its Vision Zero policy goal of reducing traffic-related fatalities.

Neighborhood residents called for the various safety enhancements during a Tenderloin-Little Saigon neighborhood study led by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority.

 “Pedestrian safety efforts in the Tenderloin are so special because they are completely led by our residents and our neighborhood institutions,” said Jane Kim, the SFCTA commissioner who represents the Tenderloin.

Kim kicked off the ground breaking with David Seward, chief financial officer at the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

The McAllister project is funded by the University of California Hastings College of the Law and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority's Prop AA vehicle registration fee program.


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.

CALL FOR PROJECTS: Cycle 4 Lifeline Transportation Program

We are pleased to announce the release of the Transportation Authority's Cycle 4 Lifeline Transportation Program (LTP) call for projects! Applications are due to the Transportation Authority by December 18, 5 pm. Guidance and materials are available on the LTP web page.  We will hold a workshop for interested sponsors on Nov. 6, 9:30-11, at the Transportation Authority offices, 1455 Market Street, at 11th St., 22nd floor. READ MORE

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.


SFBC bike safety videoWe have a new tool to learn about the rules of the road for bike riding in San Francisco. Produced by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, this video, titled "Urban Bicycling Basics: Rules of the Road," presents ten mini-lessons for safer riding. It was funded in part by the Transportation Authority's Prop K Local Transportation Sales Tax and Transportation Fund for Clean Air grant programs. Remember: ride safely, responsibly, and predictably!


The Folsom Street off-ramp from Westbound I-80 from the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge will be closed until March 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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