13. Transportation

Enhancement Projects

Project Name Description
SFMTA – Communications & IT Infrastructure  The SFMTA maintains a wide array of IT assets across the city, from Wi-Fi installation at SFMTA worksites, to a fiber network that provides the internal communication backbone of the Muni Metro system, to the customer information systems that provide real-time public transit information. In addition to system maintenance, IT supports SFMTA’s infrastructure upgrades and replacement on our aging systems. Upgrades are planned to the core network to support an upgrade of the Agency’s video analytic system to monitor safety footage, upgrade routers on fleet vehicles to support remote video streaming and increased cameras to enforce Transit Only Lane violations. A major commitment to a new customer information system is also planned in this plan timeframe.
The funding for SFMTA’s Communications & IT Infrastructure projects is approximately $39.3 million through FY2031.
SFMTA – Facilities  The Facilities Program at SFMTA supports the modernization and expansion of outdated facilities to make them safe and efficient, as well as acquiring new facilities to accommodate fleet growth. Over the next five years, the Agency will carry out projects to make sure that all SFMTA employees experience a safe, comfortable, and efficient working environment. Within the Facilities portfolio, the Potrero Yard Modernization Project and Presidio Facility Reconstruction will reach significant project milestones.
The funding for SFMTA’s Facilities Program is approximately $909.2 million through FY2031. 
SFMTA – Fleet Capital Program  The Fleet Capital Program ensures that vehicles operated by the SFMTA are safe, comfortable, clean, and reliable. Rehabilitating or replacing vehicles as they near the end of their useful life helps avoid costly repairs and service interruptions caused by vehicle failures. Expansion of the fleet alleviates overcrowding on busy routes and enables the transit system to carry more passengers. Planned enhancement projects in this program include the expansion and replacement of the light rail vehicle fleet, as well as preparation for the transition to battery powered fleet to meet the zero emission fleet mandate set by the California Air Resources Board.
The funding for the SFMTA’s Fleet Capital Program is approximately $1.5 billion through FY2031.
SFMTA – Parking The SFMTA Parking Program supports the planning, design, rehabilitation, and renovation of public parking garages, as well as street infrastructure and facilities related to public parking. A major priority for the Parking Program will be the implementation of the Parking Meter Replacement project which will upgrade the inventory of parking meters in San Francisco, reducing meter jams and enabling the public to more reliably pay for parking.
The funding for the SFMTA’s Parking Program is approximately $50 million through FY2031.
SFMTA – Security SFMTA Security Program funds are used to plan, design, and implement emergency/security initiatives in case of natural disasters, terrorist attacks, or other emergency situations. The program also provides security and emergency preparedness training and exercises for frontline transit employees.
The funding for the SFMTA’s Security program is approximately $19.2 million through FY2031.
SFMTA – Streets Program San Francisco is a national leader in complete streets design that accommodates all transportation modes and prioritizes safety for vulnerable users. The SFMTA is implementing enhancement projects that make walking and bicycling safer in the city, supporting the Vision Zero goal of eliminating traffic-related deaths and severe injuries by 2024.
The funding for the SFMTA’s Streets Program is approximately $467.4 million through FY2031.
SFMTA – Taxi The SFMTA Taxi Program strives to make comfortable, efficient, and environmentally friendly taxis available throughout the city. Program funds are used to plan, design, and implement improvements to the taxi system and to provide a better customer experience for all taxi users. Current projects include continued incentive programs for “green” taxi technology such as the Alternative Fuel Taxi Vehicle Incentive Program.
The funding for the SFMTA’s Taxi program is approximately $2.5 million through FY2031.
SFMTA – Traffic and Signals The Traffic and Signals Program provides funding for upgrading, replacing, and constructing new traffic signals and signal infrastructure. The SFMTA is replacing outdated signals with Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) tools to enhance traffic analysis, provide transit signal priority, and expedite maintenance procedures. ITS tools include advanced traffic signal controllers, traffic cameras, video detection, variable message signs, and a communications network. This program also funds the design and construction of new and upgraded traffic signals to improve safety in line with Vision Zero. The agency is also conducting a traffic signal condition assessment to update existing maintenance models and more accurately forecast capital needs for the traffic signal asset portfolio.
The funding for the SFMTA’s Traffic and Signals program is approximately $136.5 million through FY2031.
SFMTA – Transit Fixed Guideway Muni’s Transit Fixed Guideway systems, which include light rail, trolley coach, streetcar, and historic cable car lines, are a crucial component of San Francisco’s transportation infrastructure. The SFMTA plans to do major state of good repair work on its overhead catenary, train control signal, and subway fire life safety systems. A key component of the fixed guideway planned investments is the upgrade of the Automatic Train Control System which enhances safety and capacity of the transit system. 
The funding for the SFMTA’s Transit Fixed Guideway program is approximately $761.4 million through FY2031.
SFMTA – Transit Optimization and Expansion The Transit Optimization and Expansion program is a series of projects that will make Muni more efficient, reliable, safe, and comfortable for its existing passengers – as well as to prepare the system for future growth. Included in this program is Muni Forward, an initiative designed to enhance service on certain bus and light rail lines and construct new accessible light rail stops to eliminate significant gaps. These projects address the root causes of delay and passenger frustration like traffic congestion, stops that are spaced too close together, narrow travel lanes, and slow boarding times. The L-Taraval Project, Better Market Street, and continuation of the Van Ness BRT Project are a major part of the programmed investments. 
The funding for SFMTA’s Transit Optimization and Expansion program is approximately $924 million through FY2031.
SFO – Airfield Enhancements  Major airfield-related projects include various runway and taxiway improvement projects including Runway 10L-28R Rehabilitation and Taxiway A & B Reconstruction. The reduction in passenger traffic activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic created an opportunity to accelerate certain airfield projects that would otherwise be more impactful to the Airport under full operations. The Airport has begun reconstruction of the Runway 10L-28R Rehabilitation Project, with the first phase scheduled for completion by the end of November 2020.
The funding for SFO’s Airfield Enhancements is approximately $65.1 million through FY2031.
SFO – Airport Support Projects  Major ongoing airport support projects include the Airport Security Infrastructure Program, renovation of the Superbay Hangar, and various technology improvements. In addition, many Airport Support projects have recently been completed such as the Consolidated Administration Campus, Superbay Fire Suppression System, and construction of a new Fire House No. 3 and South Field checkpoint relocation.  The Airport expects to have approximately 78% of Airport Support projects completed by the start of FY2022.
The funding for SFO’s Airport Support projects is approximately $264.7 million through FY2031.
SFO – Groundside Projects Major groundside projects include construction of the new Airport-owned Hotel, which opened in October 2019. Other groundside projects include the completion of a new second long-term parking garage, which opened in February 2019 and the extension of the AirTrain system to the long-term parking garages, which is anticipated to be completed in Spring 2021. 
The funding for the balance of SFO’s Groundside projects is approximately $2.3 million for FY2031.
SFO – Terminal Redevelopment,
Harvey Milk Terminal 1 and Terminal 3
The largest terminal projects are the redevelopment of Harvey Milk Terminal 1 (Terminal 1) and the renovation and reconfiguration of the eastern and western side of Terminal 3. The Terminal 1 renovations include a new 25-gate Boarding Area B, seismic and building systems improvements, construction of a new baggage handling system, renovation of the central and southern portions of the departures hall, construction of a consolidated security checkpoint, and construction of secure and sterile connectors from Terminal 1 to the International Terminal. Eighteen gates are currently open.
With the renovation of Terminal 3 East complete, the reconfiguration and renovation of the western side of Terminal 3 focuses on increasing gate flexibility, improving seismic stability, upgrading building and baggage handling systems, improving passenger flow, and enhancing passenger amenities.
Other significant terminal projects include upgrades to the International Terminal, which improves operational efficiency and also includes an outdoor terrace at Boarding Area G to improve the customer experience; the Courtyard 3 Connector project, which will construct a post-security passenger connector between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 and a new multistory office block; the Gate Enhancement project to meet increased gate demands; the Terminal 2 office space build-back, including office, concession, airline club space, and a brand new outdoor SkyTerrace that opened in February 2019; and improvements to the International Terminal baggage handling system.
The funding for SFO’s Terminal Redevelopment projects is approximately $838.3 million through FY2031.
SFO – Utilities Enhancements Major utilities-related projects include “net zero” energy use-related improvements to the terminals and other major Airport facilities and systems, waste water system improvements, energy and efficiency improvements, and water system improvements.
The funding for SFO’s Utilities Enhancements projects is approximately $91.5 million through FY2031. 
TJPA – Transbay Transit Center Phase 2  Phase 2 of the Transbay Transit Center will build the 1.95-mile Downtown Extension (DTX) for Caltrain commuter and high-speed rail. The DTX will extend from the current Caltrain terminus at Fourth and King streets into the lower level of the new Transit Center. Phase 2 includes a new Caltrain station at Fourth and Townsend streets, an intercity bus facility to house Greyhound and Amtrak intercity bus service, and potentially a block-long pedestrian tunnel between the lower level of the Transit Center and the Embarcadero BART/Muni Metro station. The funding plan for Phase 2 includes a mix of local, regional, state, and federal funds. Construction will begin once Phase 2 is fully funded.
The total capital cost of Phase 2 is estimated at approximately $3.9 billion through FY2031, including costs incurred in prior years.
Port – Mission Bay Ferry Landing The Mission Bay Ferry Landing will provide critical Transbay and regional ferry service to and from the fastest growing southern waterfront neighborhood of San Francisco, the financial district and the East and North Bay. The landing will include capacity to berth two ferries simultaneously and may include a nearby water taxi landing to provide regional access to UCSF Mission Bay, the Golden State Warriors arena, and the surrounding neighborhoods. These amenities are essential to alleviate current regional transportation overcrowding and to provide transportation resiliency in the event of an earthquake, BART or Bay Bridge failure, or other unplanned event.
The estimated cost for the Mission Bay Ferry Landing is approximately $58.4 million, including $9.4 million in unfunded future expenses. Construction funding is anticipated from external sources, including Regional Measure 3 and private contributions. 
SFCTA – Treasure Island and I-80/Yerba Buena Island
Interchange and Mobility Projects
The SFCTA is working with the Treasure Island Development Authority (TIDA) to improve mobility in this emerging neighborhood. The SFCTA is taking the lead on Southgate Road Realignment Improvements on the east side of Yerba Buena Island. Construction started in June 2020. On the west side of the island, the West Side Bridges Project will retrofit one seismically-deficient bridge, and demolish and replace seven seismically-deficient bridges that are located in proximity to each other along Treasure Island Road. The project selected a Construction Manager/General Contractor and the project is in final design.  This part of the project is scheduled to start construction in the spring of 2021 after the Southgate Road Realignment Improvements and TIDA’s Macalla Road reconstruction are completed in order to avoid traffic circulation delays. These projects are all scheduled to be completed by the end of 2024.
The cost of these projects is approximately $281 million through FY2031, including prior years' funding. Funds for these projects are provided by the Federal Highway Bridge Program and State Proposition 1B.
SFCTA – Treasure Island Mobility Management Program In its role as the Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency, the SFCTA is responsible for implementing a comprehensive and integrated transportation program to manage travel demand on Treasure Island as the Treasure Island Redevelopment Project proceeds. The centerpiece of this effort is an integrated and multimodal congestion pricing demonstration program that applies motorist user fees to support enhanced bus, ferry, and shuttle transit, as well as bicycling options, to reduce the traffic impacts of development. The capital elements of the program include the upfront cost of tolling infrastructure and ferry vessel purchase. All work is timed to support new development on Treasure Island, with sales of the first 1,000 housing units expected in FY2022.
The capital cost of the Treasure Island Mobility Management Program is approximately $43.5 million through FY2031, including prior years' funding. 
SFCTA – Quint-Jerrold Connector Road  The Caltrain rail bridge over Quint Street was over 100 years old and in need of replacement. The Quint Street Bridge Replacement project replaced the rail bridge with a berm that will facilitate construction of a potential future Caltrain station at Oakdale Avenue. The SFCTA and Public Works are working collaboratively on the Quint-Jerrold Connector Road Project, which will link Quint Street just north of Oakdale Avenue to Jerrold Avenue via a new road along the west side of the Caltrain tracks.
The cost of the Quint-Jerrold Connector Road project is approximately $19.5 million through FY2031, including prior years' funding. 
Caltrain – Caltrain Electrification In May 2017, the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (JPB) achieved the final milestone to fund the Caltrain electrification project—execution of the Full Funding Grant Agreement with the Federal Transit Administration. With the finalization of this $667 million grant, the JPB secured all of the financial commitments necessary to embark on this project that will install a 25KV overhead catenary system along the Caltrain line between San Francisco and San Jose and purchase 96 new electric multiple units (EMUs), replacing up to 75% of Caltrain’s aging fleet of diesel locomotives and passenger cars. The project is underway with planned completion in 2022.
The cost of the Caltrain Electrification project is approximately $2.0 billion through FY2031, including prior years' funding. 
Caltrain – Peninsula Corridor
Electrification Expansion 
Caltrain received a 2018 Transit Intercity Rail Capital Program grant for $163 million. This grant, along with a $39 million local match, will allow Caltrain to procure up to 37 additional EMUs, improve wayside bicycle facilities (bike sharing and bike parking), and install a broadband communications system that expands onboard Wi-Fi and enhances reliability. Combined, these improvements will further agency goals to improve passenger capacity and system performance while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 
The cost of Caltrain’s Electrification Expansion Project is $203.6 million though FY2031, including prior years' funding.
BART – Rail Cars Program  BART’s fleet of 669 rail cars is one of the oldest in the United States and requires constant maintenance and repair. Rehabilitation and upgrade of BART’s rail cars in the late 1990s helped prolong the life of these essential vehicles, but they are now in need of replacement.
BART has embarked on a project to replace the existing fleet and eventually enlarge the fleet to 1,200 cars. The first ten train cars went into service January 2018 following safety and reliability testing, and regulatory approval. BART already has 775 new cars on order, with a goal to order 1,081 new cars. This will provide enough cars to run 10 car trains on all peak service into San Francisco, and will increase the number of seats in the fleet by 60%. The balance of new cars is expected to be delivered by spring 2022.
The funding for BART’s Rail Cars Program is approximately $493.2 million through FY2031. 
BART – Station Programs BART will repair and rehabilitate existing station assets and modernize stations, enhance and expand station access facilities, improve wayfinding and the customer experience, and improve capacity to accommodate more riders at the system’s busiest stations.
The funding for BART’s Station Programs is approximately $139.2 million through FY2031. 
BART – Traction Power BART trains run on electric power. The infrastructure that distributes electricity throughout the system and propels BART trains by providing electricity to BART’s third rail is supported through a set of 118 substations, over 700 high voltage circuit breakers and switchgears, and over 1.5 million linear feet of cabling. Most of this infrastructure is original to the system and requires either replacement or major rehabilitation. This program area includes four programs that will replace, renovate, and upgrade power infrastructure to maintain and improve service reliability.
The funding for BART’s Traction Power projects is approximately $243.3 million through FY2031.
BART – Train Control & Communications Programs  BART’s train control system consists of both hardware and software that are used to control speed and movement on the rail network, keeping trains running smoothly and eliminating any possibility of a collision. BART’s communications systems support train control and other operational functions. They include the Operations Control Center, supporting fiber optic cable network, trunked radio system, and CCTV cameras.
The funding for BART’s Train Control & Communication Programs is approximately $210 million through FY2031.
BART – Track and Structures Program  The Track & Structures program area includes four programs that will replace, rehabilitate, and upgrade the BART system’s rail rights-of-way, including trackway infrastructure, tunnels, and aerial structures. Most of these components are original to the system and worn from decades of use.
The funding for BART’s Track and Structures Program is approximately $251.5 million through FY2031.
BART – System Support  System Support programs invest in areas other than mainline railroad and station assets. They support BART District operations and promote strategic plan goals in a variety of areas including the Transbay Core Capacity Plan, Information Technology, Sustainability, Real Estate, BART to OAK Airport, Climate Adaptation and Resilience, and BART Police.
The funding for BART’s System Support Programs is approximately $105 million through FY2031. 
BART – Maintenance Shops, Yards, Other Facilities  A range of buildings and facilities that are not visible to BART riders support system operations. These include BART’s four rail car maintenance facilities in Hayward, Richmond, Concord, and Daly City, and other facilities. Five programs in this area will repair and upgrade these facilities.
The funding for BART’s Maintenance Shops, Yards, and Other Facilities projects is approximately $68.7 million through FY2031. 
BART – Electrical & Mechanical Programs BART system operations depend on a wide range of electrical and mechanical infrastructure, including backup power supplies, HVAC equipment, fire suppression equipment, water management infrastructure, and many other facilities. This program area includes three programs that will replace, renovate, and upgrade electrical and mechanical infrastructure to maintain safe and reliability operations.
The funding for BART's Electrical & Mechanical Programs is approximately $57.4 million through FY2031.
BART – System Expansion Programs  BART is working to complete ongoing system expansion projects and working with partners to study the possibility of future expansion. Current planned system expansion efforts include a new Transit Operations Facility to serve a larger system, investments to complete current projects, and planning processes and studies.
The funding for BART’s System Expansion Programs is approximately $42.9 million through FY2031.
BART – Seismic Programs  In 2004, BART District voters approved Proposition AA, a general obligation bond to fund BART’s Earthquake Safety Program (ESP). Since that time, BART has been steadily investing in crucial seismic upgrades to its core infrastructure, including elevated structures, stations, maintenance facilities, and other buildings. Remaining Earthquake Safety Program work will focus on the Transbay Tube. Beyond the 2004 Earthquake Safety Program, investment will be required to address a set of risks to operations in the Caldecott BART Tunnel resulting from incremental movement of the Hayward Fault.
The funding for BART’s Seismic Programs is approximately $50.8 million through FY2031.