BayRail Alliance general meeting – Transbay Terminal/Caltrain Downtown SF extension update

"Robert Beck from the Transbay Joint Powers Authority will provide an
update on the project to extend the rail alignment for Caltrain and
California High Speed Rail to a new Transbay Transit Center in downtown
San Francisco. This project has made a tremendous progress since last
year. Later this year, the current terminal is expected to be demolished
and AC Transit operation will be transferred to a temporary terminal.

Mr. Beck is the Senior Program Manager with the TJPA. With an
engineering degree from Masters in Business Administration from UC
Berkeley, he is a licensed Mechanical and Civil Engineer. Mr. Beck
joined the TJPA from the San Francisco Department of Public Works where
he was the Deputy Director of Engineering and City Engineer. During his
18 years with Public Works and the San Francisco Public Utilities
Commission, he oversaw a wide range of major capital projects and
programs for the City and County of San Francisco."


Grand Central of the West: The Transbay Transit Center

Led by Fred Clarke of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, this evening’s panel will discuss the visionary Transbay Transit Center project and its potential to transform both downtown San Francisco and the Bay Area’s regional transportation system as a whole. The $4.2 billion project will replace the current Transbay Terminal at First and Mission streets in […]

San Francisco Mayor to NYC: “Eat Your Heart Out.”

A rendering of the Transbay Transit Center with a 5.4 acre park on its roof. At a groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco yesterday, Mayor Gavin Newsom asserted the project will be "so much more extraordinary than Grand Central Station." Pointing to the renderings on a projection screen behind him, […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

Sunday Streets is back to the waterfront after a one month break. Plus, traffic engineer Jack Fleck will start the week with a history of major changes to the city’s streets. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Cars in the city: A conversation with traffic engineer Jack Fleck. SFMTA […]

Facades, Shakeups and Loans: Transbay is Officially Off Track

Streetsblog readers have probably seen the stories in the Chronicle, Examiner and others that San Francisco is preparing to loan money for the completion of the Transbay Transit Center (TTC), which is now facing a $260 million construction deficit. This is all coming as the Transbay Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors reportedly decided to remove Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan, the […]

Touring Transbay

From SPUR The Transbay Transit Center Project, the first phase of which is scheduled to be completed in 2017, will create a new 1-million-square-foot transit center with above-grade bus routing, retail uses and underground levels to serve both Caltrain and high-speed rail, all topped by 5.4-acre park. Accompanying towers are also planned to add housing, […]