Overview
A rendering of the Treasure Island development

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)

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Timeline graphic
  • Implementation Milestone
  • Transit Milestone
  • Residential Milestone

2006

First Transportation Plan developed, including toll

2008

State legislation authorizes Treasure Island toll

2011

Treasure Island Development Agreement executed

2016

TIMMA Board approves initial toll policies

Fall 2019

Macalla Road construction begins  1

Toll exemption for existing residents adopted

Summer 2020

Southgate Road Realignment construction begins  2

Spring 2021

Toll/Affordability policies finalized

West Side Bridges construction begins  3

Fall 2021

Macalla Road completed  1

Fall 2022

Southgate eastbound off-ramp open  2

Parking operations begin

2023

Existing residents begin moving into new housing

Spring 2023

Transit pass program rollout

2024

Ferry service begins  4

On-island shuttle service begins  5

East Bay bus service begins  6

Tolling begins

Fall 2024

Macalla Road reconfiguration begins  1

2025

West Side Bridges completed  3

Macalla Road one-way configuration completed  1

2027

Quarter buildout of Treasure Island housing (2,000 units)

Initial increases in Muni bus service  7

2031

Half buildout of Treasure Island housing (4,000 units)

Further increases in Muni bus service; ramp-up complete  7

2036

Full buildout of Treasure Island housing (8,000 units)

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Implementation Milestones
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Transit Milestones

Program Partners

  • SFMTA
  • Treasure Island Development Authority
  • Caltrans
  • MTC
  • US Coast Guard
  • WETA
  • AC Transit

Resources

Treasure Island Development Authority website

Contact 

Rachel Hiatt, Assistant Deputy Director for Planning

Key features
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A map of the transit benefits coming to Treasure Island, including a new ferry, increased Muni service, and AC Transit service to Oakland

Transportation Programs Under Development

Tolling

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 

Read the resolution for the toll affordability program for businesses and workers. (PDF)

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

Transit Passes

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

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.

Public engagement
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Project staff taking feedback from residents at an open house

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

Click here to download the presentation (PDF)

Click here to send us comments or questions about the Sept. 14, 2021 recorded event

April 3, 2021 Treasure Island Community Meeting

Recording of April 3, 2021 community meeting to discuss the Treasure Island toll

Program updates to Board

June 2021: Toll Affordability Program update to TIMMA Committee

January 2020: Program Development and Ferry Service planning update

Reports & documents

2021

Approval of toll affordability program for businesses and workers (PDF)

2019

Approval of a toll exemption for current residents of Treasure Island (PDF)
Treasure Island Demand Model Analysis Report For years 2025, 2030, and 2035 (PDF)

Report summarizes results from the 2019 Treasure Island travel demand model for years 2025, 2030, and 2035.

2016

Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency Board Resolution No. 17-03 (PDF)

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.

Treasure Island Mobility Management Study Summary Report (PDF)

A preliminary set of recommendations for the congestion toll aspect of the Treasure Island Mobility Management Program.

2015

Treasure Island Transportation Survey Final Report (PDF)

Overview of key findings from the fall 2014 Treasure Island Transportation Survey.

2014

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.

Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency Board Resolution No. 110-14 (PDF)

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.

2012

Transportation Authority Board Resolution 12-16 (PDF)

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.

2011

Treasure Island Transportation Implementation Plan (PDF)

Formative plan that identifies key principles, policies, and strategies for the Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Transportation Program.

Treasure Island Design for Development

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.

Disposition and Development Agreement

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.

Final Environmental Impact Report 

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.

2008

California Assembly Bill 981

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.

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Related programs

Vista Point is a scenic rest stop on Yerba Buena Island near the Bay Bridge east span bicycle/pedestrian path.

The new westbound I-80 on- and off-ramps that connect Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island to the eastern span of the Bay Bridge are open.

The Southgate Road Realignment will realign Southgate Road, the critical local road connection between the I-80 westbound and eastbound on- and off-ramps.

The West Side Bridges Retrofit will seismically retrofit eight existing bridge structures along Treasure Island Road to meet current seismic safety standards.