San Francisco Late Night Transportation Working Group

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Last Updated: December 7, 2016

In June 2014, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the San Francisco Entertainment Commission formed a Late Night Transportation Working Group comprised of local transportation providers, representatives from nighttime and early-morning businesses, nightlife advocates, labor unions with employees who work late nights or early mornings, and other stakeholders interested in late night transportation issues.

Over the next nine months, the Working Group studied the existing conditions of all-night transportation in San Francisco, surveyed the needs of impacted stakeholders, evaluated a lengthy list of potential solutions, and developed fifteen recommendations to improve late-night and early-morning transportation for San Francisco workers, residents, and visitors.

This work culminated in the release of The Other 9-to-5: Improving Late-Night and Early-Morning Transportation for San Francisco Workers, Residents, and Visitors in February 2015. This groundbreaking report surveys the existing state of late-night and early-morning transportation to, from, and within San Francisco and articulates fifteen recommendations to address the major need areas in overnight transportation.

In the current, second phase of its work, the Working Group will seek to implement the report’s recommendations through five next steps. Moving forward, the Working Group will:

  • Begin a process to refresh and consider expansion of all-night bus service;
  • Use challenge grants to make location-specific improvements;
  • Develop and launch a coordinated information campaign on existing services;
  • Regularly monitor all-night transportation metrics in order to make additional data-driven recommendations; and
  • Continue convening the Late Night Transportation Working Group.

Below, you can find the working group’s schedule of meetings, relevant documents and the group’s full roster. Please send any inquiries about the working group — including requests to be notified about future meeting agendas — to latenighttransit@sfgov.org.

Schedule of Working Group Meetings

Please note that this page has been reorganized to present the most recent meetings first.

Meeting #11
December 7, 2016
3pm-4:30pm
City Hall, Room 370

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Meeting #10
August 24, 2016
3pm-4:30pm
City Hall, Room 278

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Meeting #9 (Please note the date has changed)
May 18, 2016
3pm-4:30pm
City Hall, Room 278

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Meeting #8
March 9, 2016
3pm-4:30pm
City Hall, Room 278

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Meeting #7 (Please note the date and room have changed)
January 20, 2016
3pm-4:30pm
City Hall, Room 278

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Meeting #6
September 30, 2015
3:00pm-4:30pm
City Hall, Room 421

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Meeting #5 (Please note the time has slightly changed)
February 4, 2015
3:30pm-5:30pm
City Hall, Room 278

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Meeting #4 (Please note the date, time and room have changed)
December 10, 2014
3pm-5pm
City Hall, Room 421

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Meeting #3 (Please note the date has changed)
October 29, 2014
3pm-4:30pm
City Hall, Room 278

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Meeting #2 (Please note the date has changed)
September 24, 2014
3pm-4:30pm
City Hall, Room 278

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Meeting #1
June 18, 2014
3pm-4:30pm
City Hall, Room 278

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Late Night Transportation Working Group Members

Ratna Amin, SPUR
Jon Ballesteros, San Francisco Travel Association
Amber Baur, San Francisco Labor Council
Guy Carson, California Music and Culture Association
Tilly Chang, San Francisco County Transportation Authority
Robert Del Rosario, AC Transit
Ron Downing, Golden Gate Transit
Karen Heisler, Mission Pie
Michael Janis, San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market
Nick Josefowitz, BART Director, District 8
Henry Karnilowicz, San Francisco Council of District Merchants
Rodd Lee, BART
Duncan Ley, San Francisco Bar Owners Alliance
Jessica Lum, Hotel Council of San Francisco
Olga Miranda, SEIU Local 87
Donnalyn Murphy, Golden Gate Restaurant Association
Caitlin O’Neill, Uber
David Pilpel, Sunshine Task Force
Charles Rathbone, Luxor Cab
Michael Redmond, San Francisco Police Department
Theresa Romell, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Diego Sanchez, San Francisco Planning Department
Grahm Satterwhite, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Thea Selby, San Francisco Transit Riders Union
Bryant Tan, San Francisco Entertainment Commission
Tom Temprano, Virgil’s Sea Room
Brent Tietjen, SamTrans
Jeremy Wallenberg, sf.citi
Janelle White, San Francisco Women Against Rape
Michael Winger, Recording Academy, San Francisco Chapter

Working Group Staff

Colin Dentel-Post, San Francisco County Transportation Authority
Jocelyn Kane, San Francisco Entertainment Commission
Adam Taylor, Office of Supervisor Scott Wiener
Ben Van Houten, San Francisco Office of Economic & Workforce Development