San Francisco Civic - Services - Transport - San Francisco, California, USA

San Francisco offers transit options as one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and part of the highly-populated Bay Area
  • Phone number and Web consolidating Bay Area transportation-related information; information on traffic, public transportation routes and fares, carpool and vanpool referrals, bicycling information; covers counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma; managed by public agencies led by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the California Highway Patrol, and the California Department of Transportation
  • Google Transit: map your transit route and schedule; can plan trips on the following agencies in this area: AC Transit, Altamont Commuter Express, AirBART, Bay Area Rapid Transit, Bear Transit, Caltrain, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, County Connection, Fairfield and Suisun Transit, Golden Gate Transit, Marin Transit, Menlo Park Midday Shuttle, PresidiGO, Rio Vista Delta Breeze, Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry, Baylink, Golden Gate Ferry, Blue & Gold Fleet, Alameda/Oakland Ferry, Muni, Stanford Marguerite Shuttle, and VTA
  • MTC: Metropolitan Transportation Commission; the transportation planning, coordinating and financing agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area; projects include TransLink transit fare card and FasTrak toll payment
  • Muni: public transit system; "Muni" stands for San Francisco Municipal Railway; vehicles include light-rail (Metro streetcars), electric trolley buses, diesel buses, cable cars, and a collection of historic streetcars
  • CarShare: City CarShare; car-sharing; ditch your car then walk, bike, take transit, and rent a car only when you need it, rather than paying for a car continuously while it sits idle most of the time, just taking up space; you can rent an apartment without parking, get around without worrying about traffic, improve your health, and save money
  • Cable Cars: Information about San Francisco cable cars; site includes interactive demos on how cable cars work, cable car route maps, cable car fares and how to ride
  • BART: Bay Area Rapid Transit; 153 km light rail system which operates above ground, below ground, and under San Francisco Bay in a 6km tunnel; serves the San Francisco Peninsula and East Bay (including Oakland, Berkeley, Hayward, Richmond, Walnut Creek, Fremont).
  • Caltrain: Rail service between San Francisco and San Jose; weekday commute-hour service to Gilroy
  • Golden Gate Dist: Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, and Transportation District; operates the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Transit and Golden Gate Ferry
  • SFO Airport: San Francisco International Airport
  • SF Park: parking management system; uses sensors, new meters, and real-time parking data to take the guesswork out of parking; makes parking easier to find and more convenient; benefits to drivers, Muni riders, bicyclists, pedestrians, visitors, merchants, and more; SFpark sensors installed in parking spaces and in City-owned garages track in real-time parking availability
  • SF Port: Port of San Francisco; public agency managing the 12 km of San Francisco Bay shoreline from the Hyde Street Pier in the north to India Basin in the south
  • Blue & Gold Fleet: Bay tour and ferry boats
  • Red & White Fleet: Bay tour boats
  • Greyhound Bus: National commercial bus company; connections all over the US, Canada, and Mexico
  • GotoBus: Bus reservation system; buses connecting many cities including San Francisco
  • Car Free: Possible in the Bay Area; with good walkability and extensive transit systems, you could easily live without a car in the Bay Area
  • Car Sharing: Avoid owning a car; be car-free as much as possible, but keep the idea that you can rent or borrow a car only when you need it--for a big project or trip to far-out areas, for example
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