Monday, August 13, 2018

Our $2.16 billion bus station

Ribbon cutters at the Transbay Transit Center included Muni chief Ed Reiskin (left), Supervisor Jane Kim, former Transbay Joint Powers Authority Executive Director Maria Ayerdi, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Metropolitan Transportation Commission Chairman Jack Mackenzie, S.F. Mayor London Breed, Assemblyman David Chiu and S.F. Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru. Photo: Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle
Photo: Liz Hafalia

From Matier & Ross in this morning's Chronicle:

A decade ago, then-Mayor Newsom had insisted he wouldn’t allow the terminal to be built without funding for high-speed rail, declaring: “We’re not going to build a $2 billion bus station under my watch.”

And we didn’t build a $2 billion bus station. Instead, we built a $2.16 billion bus station (Even as SF transit center opens, officials figuring out how to pay bills).

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At 6:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They ran out of money first year of construction and decided to cut corners. One of them being the outside cover white steal design was suppose to be glass. The tracks on the lower level for the speed train and cal train is a basement at the moment.

Wait until they begin to implement the plan of moving cal train to the terminal. Which then king street will be used no autos. Which is why they've been wanting to get rid of 280. It's in the way.

At 6:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I forgot to mention a new cal train stop in front of the warriors stadium on 3rd st. Again no autos.

At 11:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boondoggle! I hope the new Gov. kills the bullet train, hell for that money they could buy every california adult a e-car and build charging stations along I-5...there you have it..."green transportation between LA and SF and you can bus people in the valley over to I-5 to hook up with "ride share".


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