2021 SFMTA 20-Year Capital Plan

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The SFMTA’s 20-Year Capital Plan is the first step in the agency’s capital planning and project delivery process, a multi-step process that identifies long-term needs for capital investments, develops projects to meet needs, matches funding to projects, and establishes near-term capital budgets. Updated every two years, the 20-Year Capital Plan is a financially unconstrained summary of the SFMTA’s anticipated investment needs for the next 20 years. In this document, funding is not committed to any specific project. Instead, the Agency uses this planning effort as an opportunity to identify all capital investments that support its strategic goals and objectives. These investments include the replacement, renewal, improvement, expansion, or acquisition of capital assets. The Capital Plan does not include the costs for ongoing operations and maintenance related to these assets and infrastructure.

The Capital Needs outlined in this document are identified through the development of several Agency strategies, plans, and programs, as well as staff-identified needs to address potential safety issues and comply with City, State or federal mandates. Inclusion of a project or program in the 20-Year Capital Plan does not guarantee funding or approval. Collecting these Capital Needs into one document provides a clear and consistent starting point for the Agency to advocate for and secure federal, state, regional, and local funding.

The SFMTA Board of Directors adopted the 2021 SFMTA 20-Year Capital Plan on November 16, 2021, replacing the 2019 Capital Needs Update. The 2021 SFMTA 20-Year Capital Plan informs development of the 5-Year Capital Improvement Program and other financially-constrained planning documents.