January 22, 2021
The Transportation Authority Board elected District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman as Chair and District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin as Vice-Chair for 2021. Our agency also released our 2020 Annual Report. Check out some of the highlights.
December 22, 2020
On December 21, 2020 Congress passed a $900 billion COVID relief bill which includes a total of $14 billion for transit agencies to help them avoid additional service cuts and layoffs in the near term.
December 21, 2020
Transportation Authority Board Member Walton requested the 15 Third Bus Study in response to community concerns. SFMTA is launching the 15 Bayview-Hunters Point Express in early 2021 to provide faster service to downtown for Bayview-Hunters Point residents.
December 16, 2020
The Excelsior’s Mission Street and Geneva Ave are on the Vision Zero High Injury Network. This community-focused effort will provide safety and transit reliability improvements to the neighborhood.
December 14, 2020
At the request of Transportation Authority Board Chair Aaron Peskin, we conducted a study to analyze existing conditions around Portsmouth Square and engaged the community in identifying how to improve access to the square and to Chinatown as a whole.
December 07, 2020
The Transportation Authority is exploring long term ideas for the future of the Great Highway. Take the survey to share your feedback.
November 24, 2020
San Francisco voters passed Prop AA in November 2010, which has funded numerous transportation improvements citywide, such as paving, pedestrian safety, and transit reliability and mobility improvements.
November 18, 2020
The Transportation Authority Board adopted ride-hail tax guidelines in October 2020 and is allocating funds to support SFMTA’s Vision Zero Quick-Build Program.
November 16, 2020
Improvements on this one-mile stretch on Market Street from Octavia Blvd to Castro Street will include sidewalk extensions, signal upgrades, traffic safety measures, and various streetscape upgrades.
November 11, 2020
The 19th Avenue Combined Project is anticipated to begin construction on 19th Avenue between Lincoln Way and Noriega Street this month. This project, which is supported by Transportation Authority funding, will implement transit and pedestrian safety improvements along the corridor, as well as replace aging infrastructure.
November 05, 2020
Voters in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties have approved Measure RR, which will provide Caltrain with its first-ever source of dedicated funding. This new funding will provide an important lifeline to Caltrain, whose revenues have been significantly impacted by a drop in ridership due to COVID-19.
October 28, 2020
The SFMTA has conducted several virtual open house events to engage the community on proposed quick-build projects planned in the Bayview. Proposed locations include Evans Avenue, Hunters Point Boulevard, Innes Avenue, and Williams Avenue.
October 23, 2020
The Transportation Authority has earned a Certificate of Achievement from the Government Finance Officers Association, the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.