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Early Re-Activation Sequence for the Salesforce Transit Center

Early Re-Activation Sequence for the Salesforce Transit Center

With repairs to the fractured Salesforce Transit Center now officially underway and expected to be completed by the first week of June, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) is expected to release an official re-opening schedule for the center next month. But according to a preliminary framework for the... Read More »

Knock-On Effects of Governor’s Pledge to Slow CA’s High Speed Roll

Knock-On Effects of Governor’s Pledge to Slow CA’s High Speed Roll

With Governor Gavin Newsom’s apparent pledge to significantly reduce the scope of California’s high-speed rail (HSR) project, dismissing the current feasibility of connecting San Francisco to Los Angles while touting a limited run between Bakersfield and Merced to avoid an abandonment of the project overall, the potential knock-on effects... Read More »

Detailed Plans and Timing for Proposed BART Station Development

Detailed Plans and Timing for Proposed BART Station Development

As proposed, nearly 800 residential units could be built at the base of the West Oakland BART station, with a 30-story, 500-unit residential building rising up to 320 feet in height at the corner of 7th and Mandela, a 7-story mid-rise building with 240 below market rate units (and... Read More »

Salesforce Transit Center Repairs Underway

Salesforce Transit Center Repairs Underway

As we first reported last year, the cracked Salesforce Transit Center wasn’t going to reopen in 2018 and we were projecting it would likely remain closed “through the first, if not second, quarter of 2019 as well.” With a fix for the transit center’s fractured beams having since been... Read More »

The Oakland A’s Proposed Gondola Route and Operations

The Oakland A’s Proposed Gondola Route and Operations

In an attempt to mitigate the transportation/access issues surrounding the Oakland A’s proposed stadium development on the city’s 55-acre Howard Terminal site, adjacent to Jack London Square, the A’s have proposed building a gondola to the ballpark. As envisioned, the half-mile gondola would run from the Washington and 10th... Read More »

New Timing for Salesforce Transit Center Testing, Findings and Fix

New Timing for Salesforce Transit Center Testing, Findings and Fix

The draft findings as to what caused the cracked beams which suddenly closed San Francisco’s brand new transit center are slated to be delivered to the Bay Area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) by December 17 along with a draft repair strategy and proposed fix. But with a peer review... Read More »

Amended Central SoMa Plan Could be Adopted This Month

Amended Central SoMa Plan Could be Adopted This Month

With over 100 proposed amendments having been made to the City’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan, including an allocation of up to $160 million to enhance and expand local transit, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors could vote to formally adopt said plan by the end of this month with a... Read More »

Salesforce Transit Center Won’t Reopen in October

Salesforce Transit Center Won’t Reopen in October

The new Salesforce Transit Center will remain closed through the end of October, at least. While the center’s rooftop park could reopen before the cracked beams which support it are fixed, it won’t reopen before the root cause of the fissures is known. And bus service won’t return to... Read More »

Path for Trains to Reach SF’s New Transit Center Has Been Picked

Path for Trains to Reach SF’s New Transit Center Has Been Picked

As we expected and first foreshadowed earlier this year, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority has officially adopted the Pennsylvania Avenue Alignment as the preferred path by which trains should reach San Francisco’s new Salesforce Transit Center, with the rail lines into the city now expected to be completely undergrounded... Read More »

The Opening of San Francisco’s New Transit Center is Here

The Opening of San Francisco’s New Transit Center is Here

Having won the city’s design competition back in 2007, broken ground in 2010 and been renamed by way of a 25-year licensing deal last year, San Francisco’s new (Transbay) Salesforce Transit Center officially opens this weekend with a block party from noon to 4PM on Saturday, August 11. Designed... Read More »