Repaving San Francisco streets with funding from Senate Bill 1

Public Works street improvementsThe San Francisco County Transportation Authority board recently dedicated $6 million in state funds to support critically-needed street repaving projects. This funding comes from Senate Bill 1, and will be matched with $6 million from San Francisco's half-cent sales tax for transportation.

San Francisco Public works will use these funds, along with an additional $8.6 million from Senate Bill 1, for street improvements in neighborhoods spanning from the Sunset to Twin Peaks to Visitacion Valley. Improvements include repairs to the road base, paving work, curb ramp construction, and sidewalk upgrades. View a project map.

San Francisco Public Works maintains more than 900 miles of streets and roadways. Funding to maintain these roads comes from numerous sources, including the Road Repaving and Street Safety bond passed in 2011, the City’s half-cent sales tax for transportation, state funds such as California’s Senate Bill 1, and more.

Keeping our streets in a state of good repair saves the City millions of dollars in deferred maintenance and repair costs. See more information on San Francisco Public Works Street Resurfacing Program.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO PROVIDE WEBSITE REDESIGN AND UPGRADE SERVICES

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority is requesting proposals from interested firms to redesign and upgrade the agency’s website. The proposals must respond to the scope of services described in the Request for Proposals (RFP 17/18-08). READ MORE

REGIONAL MEASURE 3 CONSIDERED FOR JUNE BALLOT

Funds from Regional Measure 3 could fund many transportation needsTo help solve the Bay Area's growing congestion problems, local officials are preparing a new ballot measure that could increase tolls on the region's seven state-owned toll bridges for the first time since 2010. Senate Bill 595 was passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Brown last fall. 
 
Regional Measure 3 could be submitted for voters' consideration as early as June 2018.
 
If approved by a majority of voters in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties, revenues from a toll increase of up to $3 would be used to finance a $4.45 billion slate of highway and transit improvements in the toll bridge corridors and their approach routes.
 
Bay Area voters have twice previously approved toll increases for regional transportation improvements. Use this link to learn more about Regional Measure 3 - or to learn more about projects funded by previous Regional Measures.

TRANSPORTATION 2045 TASK FORCE PROPOSES REVENUE OPTIONS

T2045 logoIn early 2017, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the Board of Supervisors jointly announced the creation of a Transportation 2045 Task Force, to identify transportation funding needs and explore the potential for new local transportation revenue measures from now through the year 2045.

Meeting over the course of seven months, and building on the work of San Francisco’s transportation agencies, the T2045 Task Force developed a menu of options that could help close the transportation funding gap.

Task Force members were selected to represent a broad range of neighborhood, business, civic and advocacy interests along with city and regional agencies, to provide their perspectives on San Francisco’ transportation system’s needs and potential local revenue sources.  While the process often highlighted differences of opinion among Task Force members, the unifying theme was a recognition that it is imperative today to identify and advance solutions to these funding shortfalls if we wish to ensure a continued vibrant and sustainable city into the future.

The final recommendations present the proceedings of the Task Force, and are intended to provide policy-makers with insight into various viewpoints. Use this link to learn more about the recommendations and the work of the Task Force.

Transportation Authority Board votes to reform and restructure Safe Routes to Schools program

Potrero Hill school kids on a safe route to schoolThe Transportation Authority Board has approved $2.8 million in funding to continue the Safe Routes to School Program contingent upon a reform and restructuring of the program, spearheaded by Supervisors Katy Tang and Aaron Peskin in their role as Transportation Authority Board commissioners.

Safe Routes to School is an education and outreach program within the San Francisco Unified School District that has historically been housed under the Department of Public Health, with capital safety projects and other transportation-related programming falling separately within SFMTA. The program’s centerpiece is the annual “Walk & Roll To School Day” with nearly 95 participating schools promoting safe and accessible alternatives to personal vehicle school transport.

Transportation Authority Board members outlined concerns regarding the Safe Routes to School program at a recent meeting, and subsequently convened a series of interagency meetings to determine how the program could be more effective in providing safety measures around school zones and encourage shifts in transportation modes.

What resulted was a reform and restructuring of the program. By 2019, the entire program will be managed by the SFMTA, centralizing both the education and capital safety elements under one agency. Additional reforms include crossing guard prioritization changes, tailored capital safety programs, and progress reporting benchmarks. The item will go before the Transportation Authority Board in January for a final read. See the Board agenda item 11 for a presentation and the resolution authorizing the restructuring. See the new organizational structure of SR2S.

NEW THIS MONTH

Check out our December newsletter, featuring updates on street repaving, new data on congestion, Second Street improvements, and more. 

LATEST STATS ON CONGESTION IN SAN FRANCISCO

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.

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

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.  

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 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!

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