Digital shelter sign on Larkin St

Photo by SFMTA Photography Department

In May, the Transportation Authority Board approved several key transportation projects ranging from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) Transit Stop Signage Enhancement Program Phase 2 and the design of the Golden Gate Greenway project, to Muni paratransit and BART elevator attendant programs.

The Transit Stop Signage Enhancement Program will receive $1.02 million from Prop AA vehicle registration funds to produce and install updated and upgraded bus stop signage.

The new features will improve the communication of service changes to riders and install new and upgraded signage where possible with route, stop, and accessibility information at Muni stops with new transit stop poles. Muni-branded solar powered lanterns will be prioritized for stops along rapid or frequent lines.

Priority Muni lines and routes for estimated completion in 2024 include:

  • Market Street – Curbside Stops
  •  K Ingleside – Island Stops 
  • 1 California/1X California Express 
  • 38 Geary/38R Geary Rapid 
  • 28 19th Ave/28R 19th Ave Rapid
  • L Taraval/Owl & L Taraval Bus
  • 9 San Bruno/9R San Bruno Rapid 
  • N Judah/Owl & N Judah Bus
  • 14 Mission/14R Mission Rapid

Additional routes are being prioritized through 2025. The project is planned to be completed by December 2027.

The Golden Gate Greenway Design Project will create a traffic-calmed, public space along the 100 block of Golden Gate Avenue in the Tenderloin community using an allocation of $140,000 of Prop L half-cent sales tax funds.

This project includes reducing Golden Gate Avenue from two lanes of vehicle traffic to one lane, reconfiguring the overhead wire system for Muni trolley bus service, and relocating a fire hydrant.

The project construction will be funded by a federal Safe Streets for All grant and a future Prop L allocation matching local funds to the federal grant. The project is planned to be completed by September 2027.

SFMTA's Paratransit program will receive $3.3 million in funds from the State Transit Assistance (STA) County Block Grant funds. The program includes the Essential Trip Card, a program which launched during the pandemic to help seniors and people with disabilities pay for essential trips in taxis. The Transportation Authority funds about half of Muni’s paratransit program.

The Transportation Authority also allocated up to $356,000 in STA funds h for the BART elevator attendant program to monitor elevators at the four downtown BART and SFMTA shared stations: Civic Center/UN Plaza, Powell Street, Montgomery Street, and Embarcadero.

The popular elevator attendant program will continue to help improve safety, mobility, accessibility for riders who rely on elevators to access the transit systems as well as improve elevator cleanliness and performance, decrease fare evasion, and reduce maintenance costs. The program also supports the economic recovery for downtown San Francisco and encourages people to take transit. BART and SFMTA jointly fund the program which is administered by BART.