Our Agency
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San Francisco County Transportation Authority 

Our mission is to make travel safer, healthier, and easier for all. We plan, fund, and deliver transportation projects to improve travel choices for residents, commuters, and visitors throughout San Francisco.

Our agency is governed by a board consisting of the 11 members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, sitting as Transportation Authority board members.

Plan | We lead a range of transportation planning efforts for San Francisco

As San Francisco’s congestion management agency, we monitor travel activity on our streets and adopt plans for reducing traffic congestion, including the Treasure Island Transportation Program. We lead long-range planning to establish San Francisco’s priorities for Plan Bay Area, the region’s transportation, land-use, and housing plan, as well as local efforts like the Alemany Interchange Improvement Study.

Fund | We fund projects to improve transit, reduce congestion, and increase street safety

We direct millions of dollars annually to projects large and small—from street lights to the Salesforce Transit Center—with funding from San Francisco's Prop K half-cent sales tax for transportation and other sources. We oversee project implementation as our partner agencies like SFMTA, SF Public Works, and BART use this funding to improve transportation across the city.

Deliver | We deliver major capital projects

We lead major capital projects like the Folsom Street Off-Ramp Realignment Project and the Yerba Buena Island on- and off-ramps.

Our Board

Transportation Authority Board 

Our governing board consists of the 11 members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, sitting as Transportation Authority board members. The Transportation Authority Board also acts as the Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency Board, which coordinates the transportation needs of Treasure Island.

Governance

The Transportation Authority was created under state law and is a separate legal entity from the City and County of San Francisco. Transportation Authority Board members elect a chair every January. The chair appoints the members and chairs of the board’s two committees and serves as an ex-officio member on the committees. 

Board Meetings

Our board meets twice monthly to receive updates on transportation projects, allocate funding, and make decisions on project planning and delivery.

Meetings and agendas

Video archives

Board Committees 

Vision Zero Committee

Members: Norman Yee (Chair), Catherine Stefani (Vice Chair), and Aaron Peskin

The Vision Zero Committee tracks and support the progress City agencies are making toward meeting the goals of Vision Zero. The Committee is comprised of three Transportation Authority Board members. The Committee meets quarterly in City Hall.  

Meetings and agendas 

Video archives

Personnel Committee 

Members: Aaron Peskin (Chair), Rafael Mandelman (Vice Chair), and Hillary Ronen

The Personnel Committee is charged with evaluating the performance of the Executive Director and approving requests to add or modify job classifications for the agency. The Committee is comprised of three Transportation Authority Board members. The Personnel Committee meets at the call of the Chair. 

Meetings and agendas

Video archives

Citizens Advisory Committee
A citizens advisory committee meeting

Citizens Advisory Committee 

Our Citizens Advisory Committee consists of 11 members of the public, each representing a supervisorial district in San Francisco. The committee provides the Transportation Authority with feedback on transportation projects and communicates about these projects to the community. Committee members are appointed by the Transportation Authority Board.

Over the past decade the committee has helped the Transportation Authority guide the investment of over $1 billion in local transportation sales tax funds—matched with federal, state and other local funds—into projects that improve transportation citywide.

Meetings

The Citizens Advisory Committee meets from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month, with a few exceptions, at 1455 Market Street 22nd Floor. Members of the public may attend Citizens Advisory Committee meetings to hear project updates and provide commentary and feedback during public comment.

View meetings and agendas.

Current Members

John Larson, Chair (D7)

David Klein, Vice-Chair (D1)

Ranyee Chiang (D4)

Myla Ablog [Vacant as of 10/25/19] (D5)

Kian Alavi (D9)

Robert Gower (D11)

[Vacant] (D6)

Jerry Levine (D2)

Peter Tannen (D8)

Sophia Tupuola (D10)

Rachel Zack (D3)

Apply to join the Citizens Advisory Committee

The Transportation Authority accepts applications for the agency’s Citizens Advisory Committee on a rolling basis. Sign up to receive notifications of Citizens Advisory Committee vacancies.

Applicants are required to attend one of the Transportation Authority's Board meetings to speak on their own behalf before being eligible for appointment by the Transportation Authority Board. New applicants will be notified about the time and location of the board meetings. 

Once your application is received, it will remain active for two years and will be considered for any openings, unless you submit in writing a withdrawal of your candidacy. Applicants must be a San Francisco resident to qualify. We strive for ethnic, age, and gender diversity.

Submit an application.

Contact

For more information regarding the application process, email clerk@sfcta.org or call 415-522-4825.

If you would like to contact the committee or the individual members, please send an email to CAC@sfcta.org. In the subject line, please indicate the intended recipient(s).

Staff
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Our Staff

Our agency includes planners, engineers, funding and finance specialists, policy experts, data analysts, and more.

View our staff directory.

Our Leadership

Aaron Peskin, Chair, Transportation Authority Board

Tilly Chang, Executive Director

Our Mission 

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority’s mission is to make travel safer, healthier, and easier for all. We plan, fund, and deliver local and regional projects to improve travel choices for residents, commuters, and visitors throughout the city.

Our Values

Accountability: We are responsible for informing the public about the work we do and how we spend taxpayer funds. 

Collaboration: We achieve our best work by engaging collectively with the community. 

Data-driven analysis: Facts guide our work and our recommendations. 

Equity: Everyone deserves high-quality transportation. 

Innovation: We strive to develop creative solutions that save time and money and lead to better outcomes. 

Integrity: We believe in honest, straightforward relationships both internally and outside our agency. 

Respect: We value the diversity of views, identities, and experiences within our agency and throughout the broader San Francisco community.

Our Partners

Our Partners

We partner with transportation agencies across the Bay Area to plan, fund, and deliver transportation projects citywide. 

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Bay Area Air Quality Management District

The Bay Area's regional air pollution control agency tasked with regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, southwestern Solano, and southern Sonoma counties.

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Bay Area Rapid Transit

BART is the Bay Area’s regional subway system connecting the San Francisco Peninsula with Berkeley, Oakland, Fremont, Walnut Creek, Dublin/Pleasanton and other cities in the East Bay.

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Blue and Gold Fleet

Ferry service provider connecting San Francisco to Sausalito, Tiburon, and Angel Island. They are the operating contractor for the routes connecting San Francisco to Vallejo, South San Francisco, Alameda/Oakland, Harbor Bay, Richmond, and Oracle Park on San Francisco Giants Game days.

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California High-Speed Rail Authority

State agency responsible for planning, designing, building, and operation of the first high-speed rail system in the nation.

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Caltrain

Commuter rail line connecting San Francisco and the South Bay. 

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Caltrans

State agency that manages California's highway and freeway lanes, provides inter-city rail services, and more. Caltrans District 4 serves Bay Area counties including San Francisco. 

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Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District

Operates the Golden Gate Bridge and two public transit systems: Golden Gate Transit bus service and Golden Gate Ferry service

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Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Regional planning, funding, and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.

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Port of San Francisco

The Port of San Francisco manages the waterfront as the gateway to a world-class city, and advances environmentally and financially sustainable maritime, recreational, and economic opportunities.

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San Francisco Department of the Environment

SF Environment provides solutions that advance climate protection and enhance quality of life for all San Franciscans. This includes leading San Francisco’s Climate Action Plan and commuter benefit and clean vehicle programs.

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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

City agency that provides water, power, and sewer services to the City of San Francisco and several other Bay Area counties.

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San Francisco Public Works

SF Public Works constructs, manages, designs, maintains and repairs San Francisco’s buildings and infrastructure. The agency is responsible for street resurfacing, tree planting and maintenance, sewer management, and sidewalk maintenance and upgrades. 

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San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

SFMTA oversees Muni (the historic Municipal Railway), parking and traffic, bicycling, walking and taxis.

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San Francisco Planning Department

SF Planning plays a central role in guiding the growth and development of our City and works to protect the environment and historical resources, create inspiring and livable urban spaces, cultivate neighborhood resilience, and enforce good land use practices.

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Transbay Joint Powers Authority

Agency that leads the Transbay Program, including the Salesforce Transit Center and Caltrain Downtown Rail Extension projects.

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Water Emergency Transportation Authority

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority is a regional public transit agency tasked with operating and expanding ferry service on the San Francisco Bay and with coordinating the water transit response to regional emergencies. Under the San Francisco Bay Ferry brand, the agency serves Alameda, Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco, South San Francisco and Vallejo.