San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

About San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is a department of the City and County of San Francisco responsible for the management of all ground transportation in the city. The SFMTA has oversight over the Municipal Railway (Muni) public transit, as well as bicycling, paratransit, parking, traffic, walking, and taxis. We serve San Francisco by creating transportation options that are constant, practical and everywhere; we connect people with their community to enhance the economy, environment and quality of life. We operate today's transportation system and work with our partners to plan the transportation system of tomorrow.

The SFMTA is governed by a Board of Directors who are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The SFMTA Board provides policy oversight, including budgetary approval, and changes of fares, fees, and fines, ensuring representation of the public interest.

Our story is unlike any transportation agency in the country. Established by voter mandate in 1999, the SFMTA aggregated multiple San Francisco city agencies, including the Department of Parking and Traffic, Muni, and since 2007, the Taxi Commission.


Student Design Trainee I

May 2022 - July 2022 San Francisco, CA
“I really liked all the work I got to do and how I got to crate actual change in the San Francisco community. I never felt like I was doing typical intern things (i.e. getting coffee, doing busy work for others). I loved getting to do field work and research and seeing how the two overlap. Every Friday was also a great experience because the SFMTA gets all the interns together for seminars and field trips. I got to know the other interns and learned about the different work done by the SFMTA. My coworkers were very nice and eager to teach me new things and wanted me to feel included. ”

Student design trainee

May 2019 San Francisco, CA
“Being able to learn about different aspects of the city. ”
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