Developed a model neighborhood-based transit service equity strategy adopted by SFMTA
We partnered with the Council of Community Housing Organizations (CCHO), San Francisco Transit Riders, and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to develop a model neighborhood-based transit service equity strategy, which builds on the monitoring of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. It uses a neighborhood-based approach to improve routes most critical to low-income households and people of color, and was developed jointly with transportation equity and affordable housing advocates with the goal of eliminating service gaps on equity strategy routes. Investments have addressed neighborhood-level community service needs by improving routes, integrating service and capital needs into the budget process, and increasing transparency by reporting progress annually. The annual equity assessment includes a review of MUNI service data to identify “priority equity neighborhoods and routes” and the development of an analysis of essential destinations and routes to be included in public workshops. The service equity strategy was passed by the SFMTA board in 2014 and is now funded as part of SFMTA’s two-year budget.