Renewal Program

As all of the agencies covered in the Transportation chapter are either enterprise departments or external agencies, there are no General Fund expenditures expected for renewals. SFMTA, SFO, and Caltrain each has its own state of good repair and other various renewal programs, which are described by the agencies here.

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SFMTA - Renewals

The SFMTA currently has approximately $15 billion worth of capital assets, including bike routes and lanes, traffic signals, subway infrastructure, stations, maintenance and operations facilities, taxi facilities, fixed guideway track, overhead wires, and parking garages. SFMTA has been tracking its capital planning efforts through its Asset Management Program, ensuring that current assets receive needed maintenance, rehabilitation, and replacement. This effort is detailed in the SFMTA 2019 Transit Asset Management Plan. The SFMTA is also focusing on the renewal and modernization of its yards and facilities in its Building Progress Program.

SFO - Renewals

A major objective of the Airport’s current Capital Plan is to meet increased infrastructure demands driven by historic levels of passenger growth. The Airport enjoyed year-over-year growth in passenger traffic every year between FY2010 and FY2018, and was considered the seventh most active airport in the United States in 2017. As more passengers visit the Airport, the facilities that support passenger travel must be maintained. The Airport considers renewals to be general repair and replacement of building systems and fixtures, such as a roof repair, that do not enhance the value or change the use of an asset. These projects typically have a small scope and are completed in less than a year. These projects are usually funded through the Airport’s annual operating budget, unlike capital improvements which are often multi-year projects financed with capital funds.

The cost of SFO’s renewal program is approximately $207.5 million through FY2029.

Caltrain - Renewals

Pursuant to the Joint Powers Agreement, each member of the Joint Powers Board is responsible for contributing a one-third share towards Caltrain’s local match for its capital projects that are designed to maintain Caltrain assets in a state of good repair. Examples of these projects include replacement of track, bridges, and various civil structures; rail vehicle overhaul and major component replacement; station rehabilitation; and signal and communication systems rehabilitation.

The cost of Caltrain’s renewal projects in San Francisco is approximately $384.4 million through FY2029.

BART - Renewals

In November 2016 voters approved Measure RR which authorized BART to issue $3.5 billion in G.O. Bonds to fund projects throughout its system. The Bond was put to the voters in three counties: San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa. Its projects include replacement of 90 miles of track, renew mechanical infrastructure, repair of tunnels and stations, and many other initiatives that will modernize the BART system. The result of the Bond’s program will be shorter wait times, fewer delays, and more comfortable rides for passengers.