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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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The Transportation Authority was proud to celebrate 25 years of Connecting Our Communities in 2014. This past year we worked side-by-side with residents across the city to plan, fund, and implement critical transportation projects and programs citywide. Check the video to see what we're all about.  

Folsom Street Off-Ramp Reopens

Newly reopened Folsom Street Off-ramp The Folsom Street Off-Ramp project reached a major milestone July 21 when it was reopened to traffic.

The new off-ramp features safer conditions for pedestrians while creating a significantly more valuable parcel of land that will allow for development of new retail space and housing, more than one-quarter of which will be affordable.

The realigned Folsom Street Off-Ramp allowed for the creation of a new crosswalk, designed to help the flow of pedestrians in an increasingly residential area of downtown. The new crosswalk, which will allow pedestrians to cross the off-ramp where it meets Fremont Street, has an actuated pedestrian crossing phase. A pedestrian seeking to cross the off-ramp uses a push-button to activate the pedestrian crossing signal while the off-ramp traffic has a red signal. At all other times, the off-ramp traffic will have a green signal.

The design and construction was led by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority in collaboration with Caltrans, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and San Francisco Public Works.

NEW DOYLE DRIVE OPENS TO TRAFFIC

Presidio Parkway ribbon-cutting The new, state-of-the-art Doyle Drive opened for the first time to drivers on July 12, marking a major milestone for a project that has transformed San Francisco’s northern waterfront and converted an aging roadway into a graceful gateway to the city and the Presidio National Park.

Transportation officials joined with representatives from government, industry, labor, and the community to celebrate the opening of the Presidio Parkway project on July 13. See photos from the opening ceremony.

The new Doyle Drive features numerous safety enhancements, including a roadway that meets current seismic safety requirements, a landscaped median separating north- and southbound traffic and standard shoulders. It also respects and enhances the natural beauty of the national park it traverses. The design features new tunnels that create new open space extending the Presidio to Crissy Field. READ MORE

POTRERO HILL NEIGHBORHOOD TRANSPORTATION PLAN MOVES AHEAD

Potrero Hill rendering

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

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 here.

TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT FOR REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN

YBI ramps projectShare 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

McAllister Streetscape Project Concludes with Tree Planting


McAllister streetscape tree plantingOn 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.

These improvements will help San Francisco achieve its Vision Zero policy goal of eliminating traffic-related fatalities by 2024.

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.

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

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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