By the time it boasts all its glory, the “Grand Central of the West” will actually sit on the site of an ancient village archeologists recently dusted off one relic at a time on their hands and knees. Read More
A failed electrical transformer and reports of smoke in the Transbay Tube snarled BART traffic in and out of San Francisco for most of Sunday.In the middle of the day, an electrical problem on the tracks led to a failure at an electrical subsation on the Oakland side of the tube, BART spokesman Jim Allison said. Following the outage, smoke was reported at 1:50 p.m. on the tracks that carry trains into San Francisco from the East Bay, spokesman Linton Johnson said. Read More
Cops say a panhandling punk assaulted a man in North Beach who said he had no money to offer Monday morning, police said.The victim was walking with a woman in the area of Columbus Avenue and Kearny Street around 7:45 a.m. when the suspect asked for cash. After the victim said he had no money, the panhandler blocked the couple’s path and shouted at them, police said. Read More
Bevan Dufty’s campaign stunt of insisting that the new Transbay Transit Center provide child-care facilities, at taxpayers’ expense, provides great insight into why our local, state and federal entities are in such dire financial straits — the belief of our social engineers that government must provide for its citizens from cradle to grave. Read More
A $187 million construction contract could be approved this week for work on the new Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco’s future downtown transportation hub that is slated to one day the host the terminus of the state’s high-speed rail project.
The Transbay Joint Powers Authority, which oversees development plans on the project, will vote Friday on approving the contract with Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc., the contractor that submitted the lowest bid for the construction work Read More
Transients who called the Transbay Terminal home before it was closed for construction last summer are responsible for a spike in crime, police said.The men and women who used to sleep around the perimeter of the terminal have moved to areas such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Washington Square Park and Justin Herman Plaza and have contributed to a 26 percent increase in aggravated assaults in eastern portions of The City, Central Station police Capt. Kevin Cashman said. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom figures he has had the best three weeks of his term so far. Read More
Before dignitaries went to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Transbay Terminal on Wednesday, Supervisor Bevan Dufty reminded them of one thing missing from the gem of a project: on-site child care. Read More
Time is closing in on the 20 or so homeless residents who have made the Transbay Terminal their dwelling for years. Friday at midnight marks the start of what will be a massive construction for the rundown Transbay Terminal when officials will seal up the old facility in preparation for the work next week. Read More
Thousands of bus passengers arriving in downtown San Francisco on Monday morning will be deposited in and around a congested and potentially confusing new outdoor bus terminal.
The dreary Transbay Transit Terminal, which was built in the 1930s as a train station before being converted in 1959 to a cavernous bus stop, will be replaced with a multimodal station for buses and trains. Read More