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 with a modern regional transit hub connecting eight Bay Area counties and the State of California through 11 transit systems. The Transbay Transit Center will also create a neighborhood with new shops, homes, offices and neighborhood parks including a 5.4 acre public park on the roof of the bus and rail station.

– Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan /Executive Director, TJPA
– Robert Beck /Senior Program Manager, TJPA
– Brian Dykes / Principal Engineer, TJPA
– Fred Clarke /Senior Principal, PCPA
– Adam Greenspan /Partner, PWP (Landscape)
– Bruce Gibbons /Principal, Thornton-Tomasetti (Structure)
– Clark Bisel /Senior Vice President, WSP Flack & Kurtz (MEP)
– John Eddy /Principal, Arup (Transportation)
– Claire Maxfield / Principal, Atelier 10 (Sustainability)


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, […]

New Draft San Francisco Transbay Development Plan Unveiled Today

Conceptual rendering of the San Francisco skyline with Transbay towers. Image: SF Planning Department The San Francisco Planning Department will release the Draft Plan for the new Transbay Terminal and development project after the Planning Commission meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m. According to Planning’s Joshua Switzky, the plan will be presented to the commission but […]

Despite Outcry, MTC Board Approves OAK Connector Funds

Advocates packed the MTC hearing room Transportation and social justice advocates packed the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) board meeting today to demand that the agency not spend a proposed $70 million of federal stimulus money on the Oakland Airport Connector (OAC) project.  MTC commissioners heard testimony for over two hours from some of the more […]

Protest Over Parking Lot at Transbay Center Site

Teamsters Local 665 workers protest a parking lot at the future site of the Transbay Transit Center. Photos: Matthew Roth. Despite a stated Transit First policy, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are encouraging solo drivers to bring their cars into San Francisco’s downtown and park all day […]