San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)


About San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)

Established by voter proposition in 1999, the SFMTA, a department of the City and County of San Francisco, oversees the Municipal Railway (Muni), parking and traffic, bicycling, walking and taxis.


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Established by voter proposition in 1999, the SFMTA, a department of the City and County of San Francisco, oversees the Municipal Railway (Muni), parking and traffic, bicycling, walking and taxis. With five modes of transit, Muni has approximately 700,000 passenger boardings each day. Over 35,000 extra vehicles enter San Francisco on any given business day, and rely on the SFMTA to keep the flow of cars, transit vehicles, taxis, delivery trucks, pedestrians and bicycles moving smoothly through the streets.

Products and Press Releases

Fare Collection

SFMTA cracking down on fare evasion

May 13, 2024
The agency plans to hire three dozen fare inspectors once the FY 25 budget goes into effect, as fare evasion has increased by about eight percent since the beginning of the COVID...
Safety & Security

SFMTA highlights success of MuniSafe and Safety Equality Initiative programs

May 7, 2024
Since the launch of the programs in 2022, the initiatives have worked to strengthen the agency’s work to prevent and address harassment across Muni vehicles, stops and stations...

SFMTA Board of Directors approves FY 25 and FY 26 operating and capital budgets

May 3, 2024
The budget allows SFMTA to continue transit service on 72 Muni routes, advance improvement projects for Muni, provide paratransit service and deliver street safety programs and...
Bicycle & Scooter Sharing

SFMTA opens applications for FY 25 – FY 26 Powered Scooter Share Program

April 2, 2024
The program supports the city’s goal of providing multiple reliable transportation options to get around San Francisco, Calif.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

MTC allocates $7.6 million to SFMTA bus electrification

Out of the $7.6 million MTC is allocating towards SFMTA, $3.8 million will be going to the SFMTA's Kirkland Yard Electrification Project and $2.4 million will go toward new Muni...

SFMTA’s Muni Metro ridership up in 2023

Feb. 6, 2024
In SFMTA’s most recent ridership survey, 66 percent of respondents rated Muni Metro service as “good” or “excellent”, a nine-point increase from 2021.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

CCW begins delivery of overhauled coaches to SFMTA

Jan. 23, 2024
To deliver on its maintenance contract with SFMTA's Municipal Railway, CCW will conduct its Mid-Life Overhaul services and replace or refurbish various systems on the agency's...

SMFTA to upgrade Muni Metro

Jan. 8, 2024
Upgrades will replace the current train control system in the subway and extend the modern system to street-level SFMTA operation for faster, more reliable service.
Seating, Fabrics and Flooring

SFMTA changes seating arrangement of LRV4 vehicles

Dec. 20, 2023
The seating arrangement, known as transverse seats, lets passengers choose whether they want to face forward or backwards, depending on the direction the train is headed.
SFMTA partners with Lime and Spin to host Adaptive Scooter Program event
Bicycle & Scooter Sharing

SFMTA partners with Lime and Spin to host Adaptive Scooter Program event

Oct. 18, 2023
SFMTA, Lime and Spin hosted the event to create and support an inclusive transportation landscape in San Francisco.

Articles & News


SFMTA’s Fix It Week shows agency’s commitment to infrastructure upkeep

Feb. 20, 2024
Launched in 2019, the goal of SFMTA’s Fix It Week is to take seven to 10 days once a quarter and focus on completing many projects at once instead of constantly delaying service...
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40 Under 40

2023 40 Under 40: Tony Henderson

Aug. 22, 2023
Tony Henderson, Engineer, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
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A conceptual rendering of the Potrero Yard Modernization Project.

SFMTA Board enters predevelopment agreement for Potrero Yard Modernization Project

Nov. 2, 2022
The project will replace a 107-year-old bus yard and be the first joint development of a bus facility with housing constructed over it in the United States.
RIPTA will receive a $22.37 million RAISE grant that will fund charging infrastructure, facility upgrades and the procurement of approximately 25 battery-electric buses.

The projects awarded RAISE grants so far

Aug. 10, 2022
Congressional offices have started announcing where RAISE grants will be awarded with several smart streets and transit related projects securing funds.
A ribbon cutting April 1 to celebrate the start of BRT service on Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco; it's the city's first BRT line.

Service begins on San Francisco’s Van Ness BRT corridor

April 4, 2022
This is San Francisco’s first BRT corridor and travel times on SFMTA and Golden Gate Transit are expected to be reduced by one third.
A construction photo from SFMTA's Central Subway gallery.

Central Subway opening pushed to 2022

Nov. 17, 2020
SFMTA cites the impacts of the pandemic along with ongoing design changes as the main reasons for the project’s delay.

Videos & Resources

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Mass Transit Weekly Update 8/5/2016

Aug. 5, 2016
This weeks transit update features videos from TEB Technology, The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), TriMet, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and the Maryland...
SFMTA: 53rd Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest

SFMTA: 53rd Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest

Aug. 5, 2016
The Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest is a San Francisco favorite. This year's was held at noon on July 7 in Union Square.

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SFMTA services to gain Improved wireless connectivity

July 10, 2023
AT&T, in partnership with Boldyn Networks, will be providing an expansion on stronger 5G mobile network connectivity throughout the SFMTA service area.

SFMTA, Market Street Railway celebrating 150th anniversary of cable cars

June 13, 2023
A dozen San Francisco organizations are joining forces with SFMTA and Market Street Railway to promote increased cable car ridership with events in the summer and fall of 2023...

SFMTA Muni Service ratings highest in 10 years

May 10, 2023
Data from SFMTA’s rider survey, as well as the broader community survey, shows rider satisfaction with Muni services is up across the board.
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Safety & Security

MTC hosts roundtable to gauge how safe Asian communities feel about using public transit

The San Francisco event was the second in a series of roundtables around the country conducted as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s work to advance equity and justice...
SMFTA employees celebrate opening of T-Third Central Subway

SFMTA T-Third opens in new Central Subway

Jan. 9, 2023
The new T-Third route will vastly improve transportation and greatly reduce travel times along its stops, including residential neighborhoods and commercial corridors.

SFMTA expands digital media contract with Intersection

Nov. 22, 2022
The five-year contract extension includes the addition of 17 digital displays through SFMTA’s newly opened Central Subway line.
Central Subway special weekend service will be running just in time for the holiday lights at Union Square

New Central Subway Street Station opens in San Francisco

Nov. 14, 2022
Surrounding the station, visitors can access shopping, hotels and dining.
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Safety & Security

SFMTA surpasses midpoint in next generation shelter display installation

Nov. 4, 2022
The new screens will show real-time multilingual information, including graphics, maps and destinations.
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SFMTA announces opening schedule of Central Subway Project

Sept. 21, 2022
SFMTA will start with a soft launch Nov. 19 before transitioning to daily service in January, connecting directly to the rest of the T-Third Line.