Join us September 2022 to celebrate the role of transit in the Bay Area with events, rides, and prizes!

In our seventh annual event, we are yet again partnering with our friends at Seamless Bay Area to joyfully celebrate the buses, trains and people that make the wonderful transit system we all know and ride. You can look forward to a region-wide ride contest and prizes, a San Francisco Ride-Along and Rally with the Mayor and Board of Supervisors, our Rider First Awards Ceremony, and tons more exciting, transit-themed regional activities. September is also Rail Safety Month and an important opportunity to recognize and support all the workers who make our system safe and reliable.

Over the years through Transit Month (and formerly Transit Day and Transit Week), SFTR reached hundreds of riders at tabling Transit Hubs across the city. We held in-depth panel discussions around safety on transit and the role of public transit in addressing climate change. Riders logged almost 3,000 transit trips in our Ride Contest last year, covering every transit agency in the Bay Area. With our Rider First Awards, we were able to highlight the work of key community advocates and transit planners working to make a real difference!

We hope you’ll join us for another successful and ride-filled month this September!

Mark Your Calendar For These Events!

September 7: San Francisco Ride Along & Rally – Ride begins at 8am, Rally at City Hall at 9am

September 30: Rider First Awards Ceremony

We are finalizing dates for the below events, and will update when we have them!

  • Regionwide Ride Contest + Prizes
  • People’s Transit Vision Workshop
  • Student Contest: “Reimagine Bay Area Public Transit”

Let’s Talk Transit: Service Plans, Safety, & Climate Change

Transit Month is a great time to have some of the larger and more in-depth discussions about the strengths and challenges of public transit, its potential and its impact in our city, region, and world. Take a look at some amazing discussions we had last year, and stay tuned for more details on this year’s upcoming conversations! 

2022 Muni Service Plan

Check out our in-depth discussion with Director of Transportation Jeff Tumlin and senior planning staff about the challenges SFMTA faces in restoring Muni service, and their different options for the ways forward.

Transit Safety For All

We had a great conversation with Haleema Bharoocha, Advocacy Director for Alliance for Girls; District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar; SFMTA Chief Security Officer Kimberly Burrus; and Spin Senior Manager of Streets & Equity Lakeshia Wright about what safety means to different riders, how traditional policing may not meet the needs or make us safer, and how they’re each involved in changing the conversation and policy around safety and public transit.

Reducing Emissions, Improving Transit

What is the role of public transit in meeting our climate goals? How do we reduce emissions, what systemic changes are needed to make it possible? Hear from Director of the Department of the Environment Debbie Raphael, SFMTA Planning Director Sarah Bernstein Jones, and Fehr & Peers Transportation Engineer and Planner Teresa Whinery as they explore the issues around climate and public transit in San Francisco and beyond.

Check out images from last year’s Ride-Along & Rally!

Check out images from last year’s Ride-Along & Rally!

Check out images from last year’s Ride-Along & Rally!

Mayor London Breed and all eleven San Francisco District Supervisors took part in our Ride-Along & Rally to show their support for public transit and transit riders! City leaders met with our members and transit riders at locations across the city to ride Muni together to City Hall, where they spoke out on the importance of transit and the most pressing issue facing Muni today: the funding needed to restore the service we’ve lost as a result of the pandemic.

Stay tuned for more details on this year’s Ride-Along and Rally!

 

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