SPUR Walk: Touring the Transbay Transit Center

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Monica's Dad

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Monica’s Dad

Currently under construction, the Transbay Transit Center will serve as the nexus for transit in the Bay Area. With more than one million square feet of space, 11 transportation systems and direct connections to the city around it, the facility is poised to become the “Grand Central Station of the West.” Join SPUR for a hard-hat walking tour of the project. This event is generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.

Scott Boule / Transbay Joint Powers Authority

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