March 22, 2023
The Transportation Authority Board approved over $2.7 million in half-cent sales tax for transportation funds to support the construction of pedestrian safety improvements recommended in the Bayview Community-Based Transportation Plan, a community-driven planning effort in partnership with SFMTA.
March 21, 2023
Express lanes are a system of managed lanes used as a pricing tool for managing demand on freeways. Freeway congestion has returned and we are exploring what it takes to build out a regional express lane network that supports equity, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, and manages congestion.
March 15, 2023
Transportation Authority Board Member Aaron Peskin (District 3) joined SFMTA, Downtown SF Partnership, and community leaders to celebrate the completion of the first protected bike lane in the Financial District. The Transportation Authority supported the project with funding from the half-cent sales tax for transportation and the TNC tax.
February 28, 2023
Our board held a hearing in February for transit agencies to present on the operating “fiscal cliff.” Muni, BART, and Caltrain anticipate significant operating budget deficits starting in the next two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s lasting impacts on transit ridership and revenues.
February 28, 2023
Our board approved $50,000 in half-cent sales tax funds to support a study that will identify emission reduction strategies for deliveries in the city’s downtown core.
February 22, 2023
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently announced $800 million for nationwide projects in the Safe Streets for All Program, which includes two grants awarded to San Francisco to help prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.
February 15, 2023
The Presidio Trust unveiled its first battery-electric bus, which will join the Presidio GO shuttle fleet, offering riders free connections to and from downtown BART, and on the Southern Hills Route around the park. The Transportation Authority helped provide funding for the shuttle through the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Transportation Fund for Clean Air, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration.
February 14, 2023
The SFMTA completed Vision Zero Quick-Build improvements along Franklin Street, between Broadway and Lombard streets. The project features daylighting, painted safety zones, right turn on red restrictions, and more.
January 24, 2023
The Transportation Authority Board approved $190,000 in half-cent transportation sales tax funds this month for the design phase of new traffic signals at the Sloat and Skyline Boulevard intersection at 39th Avenue, where Sloat Boulevard becomes State Route 35.
January 24, 2023
District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman was re-elected as Chair and District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar as Vice-Chair. The 2022 Annual Report was also approved by the Transportation Authority Board. The Transportation Authority Board also approved the 2022 Annual Report
January 23, 2023
U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein and Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi and Bay Area federal delegation members helped secure federal funding for crucial Bay Area infrastructure projects, including the Golden Gate Bridge retrofit, Caltrain Electrification, and Yerba Buena Island West Side Bridges retrofit.
January 12, 2023
The San Francisco Department of Public Health released an updated 2022 Vision Zero High Injury Network and found that pedestrians are the highest proportion of severe and fatal injuries captured on the network. The SFMTA also presented findings from their Safe Streets Evaluation Program.
January 10, 2023
Last month, the Mission Geneva Safety Project began construction in the Excelsior. The project is a community-focused effort led by the SFMTA that will bring pedestrian and bicycle safety, transit reliability, and curb management improvements to the Excelsior District.
December 21, 2022
San Francisco tops the list of 60 major cities worldwide at the forefront of urban mobility trends, according to the 4th Annual Urban Mobility Readiness Index presented by consulting firm Oliver Wyman, citing the city for its innovation, market attractiveness, and rich ecosystem of travel options.
December 20, 2022
This month, the Transportation Authority Board adopted the San Francisco Transportation Plan, the blueprint for the city’s transportation system development and investment over the next 30 years to fund a broad range of projects.