Join our community of riders and advocates working for the public transit San Francisco needs.

As the only transit rider advocacy organization in San Francisco, we empower everyday transit riders to raise their collective voices to advocate for pro-rider policies. Our members give us the political, financial and volunteer power to accomplish goals we would otherwise not be able to achieve.

RIGHT NOW, every donation is doubled!

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Membership Month Events

A broad and growing membership means more clout at City Hall. It means a strong constituency that cares about affordable, efficient, accessible, and easy-to-use transit. It means your voice, and the voice of transit riders across the city, can be heard.

Over two years into the pandemic, our work is more important than ever. We face enormous challenges in the coming days, months, and years in the fight for better service as we continue to recover from the impact Covid-19 has had and continues to have on our transit workers, riders, and system overall. 

Become a member today — or renew your membership! We have a series of fun and informative events to celebrate and strengthen our membership.

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Join us at our in-person, outdoor Membership Summit on Tuesday, April 26!

Join us for our second annual Membership Summit! We will be hosting it outdoors and in-person, at the Park atop the Salesforce Tower. We’ll provide an overview of what we’re working on — what’s happening with local transit funding, regional transit integration and fares, service restoration, our community organizing efforts in the Tenderloin and Bayview, and how it all fits together for making the change we need.

This is a chance to ask all your question, give our team your suggestions and feedback, and see how else you might get involved!

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You Too Can Build the Movement!

Everyone can help grow our movement this April by asking people in your network to join San Francisco Transit Riders!

Tell your friends or tweet out to your audience about how important it is for a city like San Francisco to have excellent, easy-to-use public transit. Let them know the only way to make a difference is to organize and advocate for it – we’ve proven that with all we’ve achieved so far.

Sample tweet to post today!

Example 1: Our city deserves fast, equitable transit for all. That’s why I am a member of @SFTRU, a grassroots non-profit here in San Francisco that does really great work to advocate for better, more reliable, affordable Muni service. https://sftransitriders.org/join

Example 2: Improving transit in San Francisco is an issue I care about a lot because _____________________. That’s why I became a member of @SFTRU, a nonprofit that is currently doing a membership drive. All donations doubled! Join me in becoming a member today: https://sftransitriders.org/join

Join us for special Membership Month Events.

VAN NESS BUS RAPID TRANSIT OPENING

Friday, April 1
9:15am
War Memorial Veterans Building – 401 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102

Join your fellow San Francisco Transit Riders members, the staff, and other members of the San Francisco community in celebrating the long-awaited opening of the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit! The red carpet bus lane will be faster, more efficient, and accessible, and we could not be more excited to cheer on the new bus and its riders. Register here!

MUNI DIARIES LIVE

Thursday, April 7
7pm
The Rickshaw Stop

After almost exactly two years of pandemic-induced hiatus, Muni Diaries Live is back at Rickshaw Stop! We’re forever changed from the last two years, and we don’t anticipate to cleanly pick up where we left off in 2020. Muni has always been a litmus test for what’s happening more broadly in San Francisco, and word in The San Francisco Chronicle is that ridership hasn’t returned to pre-pandemic levels. Furthermore, it’s unclear when it will. But people are still moving and shaking around this most dynamic town, and we’re here to celebrate that! 

VOLUNTEER WITH SFTR AT SUNDAY STREETS

Sunday April 10
11am-3pm 
Tenderloin

Sunday Streets are great times to reach riders and non-riders, and engage in wide-ranging discussions about public transit in San Francisco. On April 10th, 2022, Sunday Streets SF will open up the streets of Tenderloin for an afternoon of fun for the whole family. Taking place on Larkin St, Golden Gate Ave and Ellis St, neighbors and visitors alike will have over a mile of car-free streets to enjoy. Come join us to talk to riders about their experience riding transit and learn about San Francisco Transit Riders and our work. Register here!

San Francisco Transit Riders Membership Summit 

Tuesday, April 26
5:30 – 6:30pm

Join us for our second annual Membership Summit. We’ll provide an overview of what we’re working on – what’s happening with local transit funding, regional transit integration and fares, service restoration, our community organizing efforts in the Tenderloin and Bayview, and how it all fits together for making the change we need.

This is a chance to ask all your question, give our team your suggestions and feedback, and see how else you might get involved! Register here.

Contact us

San Francisco Transit Riders

P.O. Box 193341, San Francisco, CA 94119

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