SFMTA Youth Town Hall
Are you an SF middle or high school student?
Do you rely on walking, biking, and Muni to get around?
If you answered yes, we want to hear from you!
On Saturday, September 18th at 1 PM, SFMTA’s Youth Transportation Advisory Board (YTAB) will host a Youth Town Hall both in-person at 49 South Van Ness, Conference Room B (masks required) and virtually (to participate over Zoom, please register using the link above). Since February 2021, YTAB members, youth between the ages of 14 and 18, have been sharing their transportation perspectives with SFMTA staff. Now, board members want to hear their peers’ transportation experiences and needs. The goal of the town hall is to learn from youth across the city so the SFMTA can better serve them in the future.
The Youth Town Hall will cover a range of transportation-related topics that impact youth and their communities. YTAB hopes this event will support relationship building with youth and organizations that serve youth and their families. These relationships will help the SFMTA better meet community needs through youth-informed service improvements. Feedback about youth experiences and needs will be incorporated into SFMTA services and may be considered in the upcoming FY23-24 budget.
Topics will include:
- YTAB vision and goals
- Free Muni for youth
- Racial equity on Muni
- SFMTA behind the scenes
Additionally, one of YTAB’s goals is to make internal processes, including the budget, more transparent so youth and youth organizations can continuously engage and make their priorities known. The event will include a brief presentation on the SFMTA budget with a primary emphasis on an open discussion surrounding current transportation experiences and needs. All members of the public are invited, however, as a youth-centered space, youth feedback will be prioritized.
YTAB Art Competition!
Additionally, YTAB members are calling young artists (21 and under) to submit their art for inclusion in the SFMTA’s first Budget Guide! Art pieces should reflect the young artist’s transportation experiences; for example, depicting a favorite stop, transit line, or destination! Art submissions are due by 11:59 PM on Thursday, September 16th.
Read more and submit your art here!