As noted yesterday, California’s high-speed rail program has been stimulated to the tune of $2.25 billion, or $2.344 billion if you include funding for the Las Vegas long-term vision.
But more importantly (at least for the home team crowd), according to the San Francisco Examiner $400 million of that $2.25 billion has been earmarked “for construction of an underground train station at the Transbay Transit Center.”
With the funds, the first phase of San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center (retail, bus, and park) is currently scheduled to open in late 2015 with the underground train station component (Caltrain and high-speed rail) following in 2016.
Phase I of the California High-Speed rail plan “calls for a 520-mile system connecting Anaheim and Los Angeles through the Central Valley to San Francisco by 2020.”
Now about that Beale Street station alternative tomfoolery…
∙ And San Francisco’s Transbay Joint Powers Authority Rolls…A Seven! [SocketSite]
∙ High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program: California [whitehouse.gov]
∙ Transbay Terminal: Banking On Stimulus Funds And Opening In 2015 [SocketSite]
∙ Scoop: Transbay Interactive Map (And New Transit Center Website) [SocketSite]
∙ High Speed Rail Scoop: Build On Beale, Demolish The Watermark [SocketSite]