Transportation Program Overview
By 2036, the Treasure Island neighborhood will grow by up to 8,000 homes—many offered at below-market rates—housing more than 20,000 new residents. Along with more housing, this new development includes extensive open space, hotels, restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues.
This new activity will result in tens of thousands of additional trips to and from the island each day. The Transportation Authority is developing a transportation program for the island to ensure at least 50 percent of trips are made by walking, biking, and taking transit.
The Treasure Island Transportation Program is governed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in its capacity as the Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency Board.
Transportation Program Goals
Promote walking and biking: Bike lanes, pedestrian paths, and Ford GoBike stations will make biking and walking around the island safe and enjoyable.
Provide high-quality transit: More Muni service, along with new AC Transit, ferry service, and an on-island shuttle will help ensure that at least 50 percent of trips to and from the island are made using sustainable modes.
Reduce the need for car ownership and use: People who drive will pay a toll for driving on and off of the island. The cost of housing will not include parking, so people who own cars will pay for parking separately. Access to car share vehicles will make it easier to live without owning a personal vehicle on the island.
Promote affordability: Subsidized transit passes and discounts to services like car and bike share will make transit affordable and accessible to longtime residents and people living in below market-rate housing.
Estimated Timeline (subject to funding)
First Transportation Plan developed, including toll
State legislation authorizes Treasure Island toll
Treasure Island Development Agreement executed
TIMMA Board approves initial toll policies
Macalla Road construction begins
Toll exemption for existing residents adopted
Southgate Road Realignment construction begins
Toll/Affordability policies finalized
West Side Bridges construction begins
Macalla Road completed
Southgate eastbound off-ramp open
Parking operations begin
Existing residents begin moving into new housing
Transit pass program rollout
Ferry service begins
On-island shuttle service begins
East Bay bus service begins
Macalla Road reconfiguration begins
West Side Bridges completed
Macalla Road one-way configuration completed
Quarter buildout of Treasure Island housing (2,000 units)
Initial increases in Muni bus service
Half buildout of Treasure Island housing (4,000 units)
Further increases in Muni bus service; ramp-up complete
Full buildout of Treasure Island housing (8,000 units)
- Treasure Island Development Authority
- US Coast Guard
- AC Transit
Transportation Programs Under Development
The estimated start date for the Treasure Island toll is 2024. The toll will help pay for expanded transit service and mobility improvements and will help manage congestion.
Treasure Island residents: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors decided existing Treasure Island residents will not pay the toll. This toll exemption means Treasure Island residents will be able to drive on or off the island any number of times at any time of day and they will not pay the toll. Read the resolution approving a toll exemption for current Treasure Island residents. (PDF)
Non-residents: Other private vehicles will be tolled when entering and exiting the island. The current proposal is a $5 peak toll and $2.50 off-peak. The toll will help pay for expanded transit service and mobility improvements and will help manage congestion. Because the toll will help pay for expanded transit, we plan to have a toll in place when we start new transit service in 2024.
Treasure Island businesses/workers: Agency staff have prepared a proposed toll policy for businesses and workers on Treasure Island, based on public input and technical analysis.
The toll policy, expected to go into effect in 2024, has the following elements:
- Applies to all existing not-for-profit entities and existing food distribution & food service establishments
- Employers are provided a quarterly subsidy based on number of employees
- Employer should prioritize compensation for low-income employees
- Remaining balance may be used to compensate deliveries, vendors, visitors, and/or customers
- Employer may use the subsidy to add to a toll tag (FasTrak) balance or as cash payment
- Program will be evaluated and adjusted after 12 months in consultation with eligible employers
Bus, Ferry, Walking, Biking, Shuttle
The following public transit will be available when tolling starts:
- New East Bay bus service
- New ferry service between Treasure Island and San Francisco
- A free on-island passenger shuttle
- Bike share
- Car share and programs like carpool matching and an emergency ride home program
- Walking paths and pedestrian-only streets
Treasure Island residents in below-market rate housing will qualify for a Clipper Card at a 50 percent discount. That pass will allow unlimited rides on all Muni, AC Transit, and the Treasure Island ferry.
Treasure Island residents in market-rate housing will be required to purchase a monthly Clipper Card at regular price.
Parking restrictions will begin in 2022. Drivers will be required to pay for metered spots on new public streets. And for residents of Treasure Island the cost of housing will not include parking. That means people who own cars will pay for parking separately.
The Transportation Authority is working closely with Treasure Island residents, businesses, community organizations, housing providers, island developers, and the Treasure Island Development Authority on the transportation program.
Recent Past Events
Sept. 14, 2021 Treasure Island Outreach for Businesses and Workers
April 3, 2021 Treasure Island Community Meeting
Program updates to Board
Report summarizes results from the 2019 Treasure Island travel demand model for years 2025, 2030, and 2035.
Resolution approving the Treasure Island Mobility Management Study Toll Policy Recommendations. Includes the Treasure Island Mobility Management Study itself, as well as a memo to the Treasure Island Mobility Management Committee recommending approval.
A preliminary set of recommendations for the congestion toll aspect of the Treasure Island Mobility Management Program.
Overview of key findings from the fall 2014 Treasure Island Transportation Survey.
Economic Development Conveyance Memorandum of Agreement between the Treasure Island Development Agency and US Navy
Establishes the terms, conditions, and schedule governing the transfer of title of the former Naval Station Treasure Island property excluding property to be retained by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Jobs Corp to TIDA.
Resolution designating the San Francisco County Transportation Authority as the Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency for certain purposes pursuant to the Treasure Island Transportation Management Act.
Resolution recommending that the Treasure Island Development Authority and San Francisco Board of Supervisors designate the Transportation Authority as the Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency to implement the Treasure Island Transportation Program.
Formative plan that identifies key principles, policies, and strategies for the Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Transportation Program.
The Design for Development describes the overarching vision, as well as specific design standards and guidelines, that will guide development. The Design for Development implements the Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Special Use District of the San Francisco Planning Code. Approved by the Board of Supervisors.
Approved in 2011, the Disposition and Development Agreement governs the developer's ability to develop the project through a series of Major Phases and Sub-phases, as well as the developer's obligations with respect to project elements including public infrastructure, affordable housing, and community benefits.
The Final Environmental Impact Report provides an overview of the environmental impacts related to redevelopment of Treasure Island, as well as the proposed methods for mitigation of these impacts.
Authorizes pricing program by enacting the Treasure Island Transportation Management Act. Calls for a Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency to manage implementation and operations of the Treasure Island Transportation Implementation Plan for the transportation program on Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island.