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SFMTA Budget - Fiscal Years 2025 & 2026 Community Briefing Presentation

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To establish the two-year budget, SFMTA staff develop a proposed revenue and expenditure plan for the coming two-year cycle for the Operating and Capital Budgets. The SFMTA Board of Directors discusses the budget over the course of numerous board meetings and must approve the budget in time for it to be presented to the Mayor no later than May 1of each even numbered year. The City Charter outlines formulas that determine the level of funding allocated to the SFMTA from the city’s General Fund. If the proposed budget is within the defined funding levels, the Mayor must forward the budget to the Board of Supervisors as proposed. The Board of Supervisors may allow the SFMTA budget to take effect without any action or it may reject the budget.

In order to continue providing the same level of programs and services we provide now – from Muni service to traffic control to street safety improvements – we need to raise $12.7 million in new revenue. This is because costs go up every year with inflation and the cost of living. We are considering increasing Muni fares and parking fees and fines to bridge our budget gap and want to explain our proposals to you and respond to your questions and concerns.

Public Hearing Notice: Transbay Howard Streetscape Improvement Project

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will hold an online public hearing on Friday, February 2, 2024, at 10:00 AM.

The purpose of this online public hearing is to get public feedback on proposed traffic safety and streetscape improvements on Howard Street, as part of the Transbay Howard Streetscape Improvement Project. Proposed changes to Howard Street between the Embarcadero and 4th Street include upgrades to bike, pedestrian, and vehicle facilities to improve the sense of safety for all users.

How to Provide Public Comment

Public feedback about this proposal can be shared in the following ways:

  • Participate online on Friday, February 2, 2024, at 10:00 AM by visiting
  • To join by phone, please dial 415.523.2709 and enter conference ID 396 848 05 #
  • Send an email to with the subject line “Public Hearing” by the end of the day of the public hearing

For more information about the public hearing, please visit

About this Online Engineering Public Hearing and Next Steps

  • No decision will be made about the proposals while the online public hearing is live.
  • All comments will be reviewed by project staff and the hearing facilitator and will be entered into the public record.
  • Comments will be considered by the SFMTA Board of Directors at a future meeting before a decision is made.

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California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Approval Actions for which the Planning Department has issued a CEQA exemption determination or negative declaration, which may be viewed online at Following approval of the item by the SFMTA City Traffic Engineer, the CEQA determination is subject to appeal within the timeframe specified in S.F. Administrative Code Section 31.16, typically within 30 calendar days of the Approval Action. For information on filing a CEQA appeal, contact the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102, or call (415) 554-5184. Under CEQA, in a later court challenge, a litigant may be limited to raising only those issues previously raised at a hearing on the project or in written correspondence delivered to the Board of Supervisors or other City board, commission or department at, or prior to, such hearing, or as part of the appeal hearing process on the CEQA decision.

Potrero Yard Modernization Project Bus Facility Draft Local Business Enterprise (LBE) Plan, January 12, 2024

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The SFMTA is pleased to announce that the Draft Local Business Enterprise (LBE) Plan for the Bus Yard Infrastructure Facility of the Potrero Yard Modernization Project has been posted today, January 12, 2024. The Draft LBE Plan (PDF) can be accessed via the link below.

Please note the comment period has been extended: Email any comments regarding the Draft LBE Plan to the SFMTA at no later than Monday, January 29, 2024.

The Draft LBE Plan includes the approach to LBE participation for the design and construction phase of the Bus Yard Facility component. It also outlines the expectations that Potrero Neighborhood Collective (PNC), the Lead Developer, and its Design-Builder will need to adhere to for LBE compliance purposes.

Please note that a separate LBE Plan for the Housing and Commercial Component of the Potrero Yard Modernization Project will be developed at a later date.

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2023 20-Year Unconstrained Capital Plan

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Before the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) invests in bike lanes, upgrades its transit fleet or makes accessibility improvements, each project goes through a comprehensive capital planning process. This process starts with defining the SFMTA’s potential investments first by how they may support the Agency’s Strategic Plan values so that the SFMTA can make well-informed decisions when prioritizing future investments. That decision-making process starts with the SFMTA 20-Year Unconstrained Capital Plan.

Updated every two years, the Capital Plan is a comprehensive, financially unconstrained list and assessment of potential capital needs to help achieve the SFMTA’s Strategic Plan goals over the next 20 years. For this Capital Plan, the agency identified $32.3 billion in capital needs in estimated expenditure year dollars from FY 2025 to FY 2044. In addition, the SFMTA is working with regional partners to support $23.4 billion in regional needs that could be owned and operated by agencies outside of the SFMTA or the City. Identification of a capital need in the Capital Plan is a preliminary step in the project development lifecycle but does not commit the agency to fund or approve a specific project or program.

This document provides an update to the 2021 20-Year Unconstrained Capital Plan and highlights the SFMTA’s ambitious vision to support the Strategic Plan values of Equity, Economic Vitality, Environmental Stewardship and Trust. To accomplish that, the SFMTA updated its capital needs list to incorporate the latest information available, adjusting for inflation, updating the cost estimates, added previously unidentified needs, responded to regulations and developed new policy. With the completion of several major long-range planning efforts, the SFMTA expanded its visionary approach to long-range capital planning. The changes between the 2021 20-Year Unconstrained Capital Plan and the 2023 20-Year Unconstrained Capital Plan are primarily due to incorporating rail expansion recommendations from the City’s ConnectSF program and the City’s Climate Action Plan, increases in the costs associated with maintaining assets in a State of Good Repair and cost escalation based on recent projects and procurements. Analysis of the SFMTA’s long-range future will occur in the update to the SFMTA Transportation 2050 forecast, which presents broad possible futures and actions to address transportation needs and priorities in San Francisco, and decisions about specific capital projects happen in the SFMTA 5-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP), which is the funding-constrained list of specific capital projects in the next five years.

The Capital Plan is organized in the following sections:

  1. “Capital Planning at the SFMTA” provides an overview of the 20-Year Unconstrained Capital Plan, how it informs the SFMTA 5-Year CIP and the SFMTA Transportation 2050 forecast and how each of the ten Capital Programs at the SFMTA help turn strategic goals into public benefit.
  2. “2023 Update to the Capital Plan” describes the methodology for updating the capital needs list and how staff used this as an opportunity to inform stakeholders on how plans become projects.
  3. “2023 Capital Needs Summary” summarizes the sources for added or expanded capital needs and updates to existing capital needs related to restoring, enhancing and expanding the transportation system in both the near-term and the long-term, and it analyzes how and why the capital plan changes over time.
  4. “Next Capital Plan” lists potential future planning efforts for future iterations of the Capital Plan.
  5. “2023 Capital Needs and Assessment” includes the updated Capital Needs Table and the Capital Needs Assessment highlighting which capital needs support which Strategic Plan values.
  6. “Appendix” lists out the major changes to capital needs from 2021 to 2023 and the cost estimate information methodology for each capital need.

The SFMTA looks forward to collaborating with the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, its partner city agencies, advocacy organizations and the public to create safe, reliable and affordable transportation for all.