SF Paratransit bus along roadway in San Francisco

Photo by SFMTA Photography Department

During the February 13 Transportation Authority Board meeting, our board approved over $10 million in San Francisco’s voter-approved Prop L half-cent sales tax for transportation to support the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority’s SF Paratransit program. SF Paratransit is a service of SFMTA that provides van and taxi services to people with disabilities who are unable to use public transit independently. Every year, SF Paratransit provides about 800,000 passenger trips for approximately 14,000 registered clients.

Since 1990, the Transportation Authority has supported the SF Paratransit program every year with the half-cent sales tax for transportation.  In 2024, we provided $10.5 million. The funding covers over one-third of the operating costs for accessible taxis, pre-scheduled van trips, inter-county trips, and group van trips to senior centers. The Prop L funds will also support SFMTA’s Ramp Taxi Incentive Program, which provides financial incentives to drivers and companies to increase the supply of wheelchair-accessible ramp taxis available through the paratransit program.

Learn more about the SF Paratransit program on SFMTA’s website and check out our Sales Tax Stories