Transportation Fund for Clean Air

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The Transportation Authority is the designated TFCA Program Manager for San Francisco. In that capacity, it programs approximately $800,000 every year to bicycle, pedestrian and other transportation projects that help clean up the air by reducing motor vehicle emissions. The Transportation Authority also provides assistance to project sponsors in applying regional TFCA funds, programmed directly by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

TFCA funds come from a $4 per vehicle surcharge collected by the Department of Motor Vehicles on motor vehicle registrations in the nine-county Bay Area region and are distributed by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District). 

Funded in 2015 Project Sponsor Total Project Cost TFCA Funds Allocated
Short Term Bicycle Parking SFMTA $495,528 $366,925
Emergency Ride Home Program SFE $42,991 $42,991
New Resident Outreach  SFMTA $250,500 $243,500
San Francisco General Hospital Shuttle: BART Loop Expansion Pilot  SFDPH $41,919 $41,919




Completed in 2015 Project Sponsor Total Project Cost TFCA Funds Expended
Integrated Public-Private Travel Demand Management (TDM) Partnership Project SFCTA $1,024,900 $150,228
Presidio Coastal Trail Phase II  GGNRA $1,723,494 $120,000
Commute By Bike SFMTA $103,758 $103,758
Emergency Ride Home  SFE $2,096 $2,096
San Francisco Employer Commuter Benefits Program SFE $107,286 $107,286
  TOTAL $2,961,534 $483,368

Sponsor acronyms: Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District (GGBHTD), Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), San Francisco Department of the Environment (SFE), San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

See all TFCA County Program Manager projects allocated to date by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (PDF).