November 15, 2023
The Transportation Authority has launched fall outreach events for the Brotherhood Way Safety and Circulation Plan and is exploring ways to help improve safety, circulation, and connectivity for people walking, driving, and biking through the Brotherhood Way and Alemany Boulevard corridors.
November 08, 2023
In late October, the Transportation Authority joined the Self Help Counties Coalition to host the 34th Annual Focus on the Future Conference which brough together leaders from across California to share recent innovations and explore future directions in transportation.
November 01, 2023
During the October 24 Transportation Authority Board, board members approved over $13 million in funding from San Francisco’s Prop L half-cent sales tax for transportation to support several projects.
October 31, 2023
The Transportation Authority, in partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority recently launched a major survey designed to learn more details about travel trends and patterns in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area, in the post-COVID era.
October 26, 2023
At the October 24 Transportation Authority Board meeting, staff from the Transportation Authority, SFMTA, and San Francisco Fire Department, presented on the recent on-street experience and current regulatory landscape of driverless AVs in San Francisco. Carnegie Mellon Professor Philip Koopman also provided expert perspectives on autonomous vehicle safety and policy issues.
October 16, 2023
On October 13, Governor Newsom signed California State Assembly Bill 645 into law, allowing six California cities, including San Francisco, to pilot speed safety cameras on streets with the highest crash rates and in school zones.
October 13, 2023
Transportation Authority Chair Rafael Mandelman, board members and staff joined San Francisco Transit Riders, State Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember Phil Ting at the kick-off rally in September to celebrate the start off Transit Month. Transportation Authority also staff spoke at events throughout the region. Transit Month culminated in the First Riders Awards.
September 29, 2023
Caltrain hosted its second public tour to showcase the arrival of their new electric train sets at San Francisco’s 4th and King Caltrain Station. The Transportation Authority provided $41 million in transportation sales tax funds, One Bay Area Grant, and other funds to support Caltrain Electrification.
September 28, 2023
We celebrated the grand opening of the new transit-oriented housing development and open space plaza adjacent to the Balboa Park BART Station. The Transportation Authority contributed $950,000 in transportation sales tax funds for design and construction of the new plaza.
September 26, 2023
Our board approved the Treasure Island Supplemental Transportation Study Final Report. The study was requested by former District 6 board member Matt Haney to identify near-term supplemental transportation services that can meet the needs of existing Treasure Island residents.
September 18, 2023
SFMTA completed safety improvements along three miles of Fulton Street between Stanyan and La Playa Streets, as part of the Fulton Street Safety Project. The Transportation Authority supported the planning and construction of the project with over $400,000 in funding from the Neighborhood Program.
September 11, 2023
The Transportation Authority is exploring how an on-demand shuttle service could improve transportation options in the Sunset, Outer Sunset, Parkside, Pine Lake Park, Lakeshore, and Merced Manor neighborhoods, as part of the District 4 Community Shuttle Study.
August 09, 2023
In July, San Francisco welcomed attendees from around the world to the 2023 Transportation Research Board’s Automated Road Transportation Symposium, an international autonomous vehicle industry conference where participants from industry, government and academia discussed the research, progress, challenges, and opportunities around AVs.
August 07, 2023
During its July meeting, the Transportation Authority Board approved the first four 5-Year Prioritization Programs and related funding allocations from San Francisco’s new Prop L half-cent sales tax Expenditure Plan.
July 07, 2023
In June, California lawmakers agreed to make $1.1 billion available to the state’s mass transit systems for financial support as agencies run low on federal COVID relief funding. While this gives funding operators time to develop more sustainable financial models as they continue to face ridership and revenue losses, Bay Area transit operators still face difficult challenges.