Request for Proposals to Improve Late-Night & Early-Morning Transportation in SF Neighborhoods

Late Night 49 Bus - Photo by Torbakhopper

Photo by Flickr user Torbakhopper

San Francisco employees in a wide variety of industries – nightlife and entertainment, hotels, food and beverage production and distribution, janitorial and security services, and many others – must travel to and from work during late-night and early-morning hours. Access to and awareness of safe, reliable overnight transportation is critical to the continued success of these workers and their industries, as well as to the City residents and visitors who patronize many of these businesses.

In February 2015, the San Francisco Late Night Transportation Working Group released a report of findings and recommendations called The Other 9-to-5: Improving Late-Night and Early-Morning Transportation for San Francisco Workers, Residents, and Visitors.

Pursuant to the Working Group’s report, the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development has issued a request for proposals for organizations to improve late-night and early-morning travel for San Francisco workers, residents, and visitors by 1) auditing the existing state of overnight travelers’ comfort, safety, security, and/or awareness of transportation options within a San Francisco neighborhood, commercial corridor, or other defined area within the City; and 2) designing and implementing location-specific projects that are responsive to the needs identified during the audit.

To learn more about this opportunity, please visit OEWD’s web site. Proposals are due on December 9, 2015, at 5pm PST.