Current and future riders united to achieve excellent, affordable, and growing transit

Who We Are

Transit riders from throughout the City, working toward better transit in San Francisco.

SFTRU fights for an excellent, affordable, and growing public transit system because it is essential to the character and soul of San Francisco. Unlike places where transit is a choice of last resort, Muni is used by and benefits everyone in our City. It enables nearly a third of households to get around without a car and increases the livability and vibrancy of city life.

Although San Francisco is often on the cutting edge, our transit system has fallen behind that of other major cities. We are frustrated with the delays, slow travel times, and lack of funding for better service.

San Franciscans have consistently supported transit, and they deserve a reliable, robust, and 21st-century transit system. SFTRU is delivering that change. Please become a member to join our community and support our work.

Executive Board

Our board is composed of transit advocates, community leaders, and past transportation veterans.

Thea Selby

Peter Straus

Reed Martin

Daniel Sisson

Matt Cleinman

Steve Pepple

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Rachel Hyden

Rachel serves as Executive Director of San Francisco Transit Riders, working to build a more effective voice for riders to achieve excellent, affordable and growing transit services. Prior to joining SFTR, Rachel worked at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency where she was the communications and brand manager for the Muni Forward program. In her role, Rachel successfully led the public engagement efforts for eight major transit projects and four service increases, considered the most significant improvements to Muni in decades. Before her stint in city government, Rachel oversaw membership development for Efficiency First, and organized several public interest campaigns with Sierra Club and Ohio PIRG.

Rachel holds a BS in Journalism from Ohio University, with a specialization in nonprofit management. Outside of work you can find her skiing the mountains at Tahoe or watching reruns of The Office with her pug Duke. She also makes regular guest appearances on Muni’s 14R Mission Rapid.

National Allies

SFTRU is a member of the Transportation for America campaign, a broad coalition of housing, business, environmental, public health, transportation, equitable development, and other organizations. We're all seeking to align our national, state, and local transportation policies with an array of issues like economic opportunity, climate change, energy security, health, housing and community development.

For more information, visit their home page at t4america.org.

About Us

San Francisco Transit Riders is a certified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

SF Transit Riders' EIN is 47-4568771