WHAT'S IN THE SFTP?
The San Francisco Transportation Plan (SFTP) is the 30-year blueprint for the future of our city’s transportation system. With input from the public, other agencies and stakeholders, and informed by robust technical analysis, we’ve come up with an approach that will allow us to make meaningful progress toward our transportation goals, which are to: 1) develop world-class infrastructure, 2) enhance livability, 3) promote a healthy environment, and 4) retain economic competitiveness.
At the heart of the SFTP is establishing our long-range vision for San Francisco’s transportation system. Based on your input and technical analysis, we have developed two scenarios that invest strategically in a diverse set of projects to make meaningful progress toward each of the plan’s four goals.
- SCENARIO 1: “The Investment Plan,” proposes how we should invest revenues we expect to have through 2040, including some expected new federal, state, and regional funds.
- SCENARIO 2: “The SF Investment Vision,” includes everything in Scenario 1, plus additional improvements that we could make with new locally-controlled revenue sources.
BEYOND THE INVESTMENT PLAN
Investing revenues wisely to meet our goals is just part of the SFTP. We also know that revenues aren’t enough—and that’s why the SFTP recommends policy actions that can help us make the most of our investments. These include:
- Prioritizing maintenance funds for Muni vehicle repair and replacement. This will improve vehicle reliability and availability—reducing service turnbacks and crowding.
- Dedicating Prop K sales tax funds and new revenues to improve geographic and socioeconomic equity in our transportation system.
- Strengthening partnerships with community based organizations, employers, and developers who can directly provide transportation services to meet specialized needs.
THE SAN FRANCISCO TRANSPORTATION PLAN IN FIVE RECOMMENDATIONS
Stability in transit operations and maintenance
Transit operating costs are unsustainable, yet there is a need for more service. The SFTP prioritizes maintenance funds for Muni vehicle mid-life maintenance, which will increase the number of vehicles available for service and reduce service turnbacks affecting outlying neighborhoods and relieve crowding. READ MORE
Coordinated street delivery for better safety, citywide
The SFTP’s equity analysis identified pedestrian and bicycle safety projects as important ways to address socio-economic and geographic disparities in San Francisco’s transportation system. The SFTP would support the City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategies, as well as better coordination of street maintenance, safety projects, and enhancements in neighborhoods citywide. READ MORE
Community partnerships for trip reduction
The public sector alone can’t meet San Francisco’s transportation needs. Some needs may be better met by empowering and collaborating with the private sector and communities. The SFTP increases support for cost-effective employer, school and community trip reduction partnerships. These multimodal investments and demand management, including congestion pricing downtown and on Treasure Island, account for half the performance benefits of the SFTP. READ MORE
Efficient use of street space for all modes
Modifications to rail alignment and signals at key Muni Metro intersections can address bottlenecks to improve reliability and travel time. Dedicating a lane on freeways that traverse San Francisco to carpoolers (HOV lanes) and express buses will encourage drivers to make smart transportation choices and will speed up travel. READ MORE
Project delivery and revenue strategies
We should consider a range of approaches to paying for and delivering projects so that we can provide benefits more quickly and extend the reach of existing and new resources. For example, we can streamline project delivery through public private partnerships and design build contracts so that project schedules and budgets can be managed more effectively. The SFTP also includes strategies for seeking new revenues. READ MORE
POTENTIAL NEW REVENUES
San Francisco’s needs for transportation funding far exceed expected revenue. The SFTP, through its investment scenarios and policy recommendations, proposes ways to invest the dollars we expect to have to most effectively make progress towards our goals, but analysis shows that this progress is limited unless we identify new revenues. So, the SFTP recommends a two-pronged revenue strategy: positioning San Francisco to compete well for new regional, state, and federal sources, and seeking new locally-controlled sources. Read more about it on the Revenue Strategy page.
Early Action Program
Every four years, the Transportation Authority Board adopts a Prop K Strategic Plan to guide how and when to invest our local transportation half-cent sales tax funds. Throughout 2013, Transportation Authority staff has been working with our partner agencies to identify the following five years’ worth of Prop K-funded projects. Learn more on the Early Action Program page. View our interactive maps of Prop K projects—completed, underway, and proposed—at www.sfcta.org/mystreetsf-map.
San Francisco Transportation Plan 2040 (2013 FINAL REPORT)
The Final Report was adopted by the Transportation Authority Board on December 17, 2013, and is available for download:
High-res Final Report (15.7MB)
Low-res Final Report (3.5MB)
Appendix A: Revised Outline for Plan Development Process (1.4MB)
Appendix B: Needs Analysis White Paper (6.3MB)
Appendix C: Core Circulation Study (870KB)
Appendix D: Revenue Assumptions (228KB)
Appendix E: Outreach Summary (981KB)
Appendix F: Transportation Equity Analysis (2.4MB)
Appendix G: Summary of SFTP Policy Recommendations (3.6MB)
Appendix H: Small Project Delivery White Paper (230KB)
Appendix I: Large Project Delivery White Paper (1.2MB)
Appendix J: Plan Performance Summary (145KB)
Appendix K: SF Travel At a Glance (723KB)