Resource type: Website/ Tool
External link: www.sfbudgetczar.com/
This tool was a 2012 John and Jane Public Competition winner. From TRB Committee ADA 60: The San Francisco County Transportation Authority is in the process of updating the San Francisco Transportation Plan, a 28‐year plan that establishes transportation investment priorities countywide. To educate the public about the difficult trade‐offs involved and especially to obtain input on spending priorities, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority has developed an interactive online budgeting tool. Titled “How would you invest San Francisco’s transportation dollars: be the City’s budget czar for a day!” it consists of a webpage that guides users through a series of transportation spending options under three expenditure categories: maintenance and operations; programs; and capital projects. The budgeting tool follows the trend of “gamification,” which uses game‐design techniques to make non‐game contexts more engaging and accessible.
This document addresses the following performance areas:
Intended audiences: Public
Intended messages: Case for Funding
, Tough Choices
Intended messengers: Outside Partner/ Independent Voice