UPDATE: Delay at Ellsworth and Crescent cleared. The 67 resuming regular service. Expect residual delays. https://t.co/9Nh9E7BJ7Z (More: 24 in last 24hrs)

SFMTA Parking Facilities Elevator Upgrades

Over the next year, the SFMTA will rehabilitate and modernize elevators in 4 city-owned parking facilities. Critical parts of the elevators will be upgraded to make them more efficient and reliable and be able to handle new technology. Once complete, the benefits associated with the elevator upgrades include: 

  • Reduced energy costs
  • Increased rider safety
  • Improved reliability
  • Improved operating efficiency
  • improved performance
  • More energy efficient
  • An enhanced Ride Quality
    • Smooth Acceleration
    • smooth deceleration
    • minimal Noise/vibration

Elevator Upgrade Locations

  • Polk-Bush 
  • Vallejo 
  • Union Square 
  • Sutter-Stockton

Features of the New Elevators

  • New closed loop door operators will provide a new type of motorized mechanism that opens and closes the doors to make it safer and more reliable.

  • Custom door and cab sills provide metal tracks that guide the doors to open and close, with debris traps to reduce door issues caused by foreign objects.

  • Elevator/Escalator Management System will use computers to allow 24/7 monitoring and remote troubleshooting of the equipment.

Current Phase or Stage 
Predicted Completion 
summer 2020
Project Status 
Implementation / Construction
Project Success 
On schedule

Elevator Upgrades Remaining Schedule Estimate

Garage Start Finish/Projected   Elevator Upgrades 100% Complete Projection 
Polk-Bush 2/28/2019     1/31/2020 2/28/2020
Vallejo 2/28/2019 2/28/20/20 3/31/2020
Union Square 2/28/2019 4/6/2020 4/30/2020
Sutter-Stockton   2/28/2019 2/28/2020 3/31/2020
Contact Information 
David Dunham, Manager
Pamela Johnson, Public Relations Officer