The Central Subway’s proposed station at Union Square may violate provisions of the City Charter, a development that could lead to litigation against the $1.6 billion rail expansion project. Read More
The state Senate will vote today on releasing $2.7 billion in funds for California’s high-speed rail project, a decision that will likely define the fate of the $68 billion undertaking.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority and Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to start construction on the project in the Central Valley has drawn criticism from some state senators, who said the money would be better spent in developed areas such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. Read More
Despite the passage of a congressional amendment to strip future federal funds from San Francisco’s Central Subway project, Muni is moving forward with the plan as scheduled. Read More
Muni is pushing ahead with its plan to bring up tunnel-boring equipment through Columbus Avenue in North Beach during Central Subway construction, despite a petition circulating to request a moratorium on the upcoming work and Supervisor David Chiu asking for alternatives. Read More
A funding decision this week for the Central Subway could play a crucial role in a massive federal grant that is still pending for the Muni project.
On Wednesday, the California Transportation Commission will decide whether to release $61 million in state bond funds for the subway, a nearly $1.6 billion undertaking to extend Muni’s Metro service from South of Market to Chinatown. Read More
It is time for everyone to get onboard with the Central Subway project — the largest Muni project in recent years.
This week, the excavation of nearly a full block in San Francisco began as construction workers started ripping up the streets around Fourth and Bryant. The project is for a “launch box,” the staging ground for next year, when two massive hole-boring machines will ultimately serve as the tunnel for the new Central Subway line. Read More
North Beach residents and business leaders are fuming about a Central Subway construction project that could shut down vehicle lanes, alter traffic patterns and leave the neighborhood cluttered with heavy-duty equipment for two years. Read More
Muni hopes to use revenue bonds to pay for construction of the Central Subway if state funding for the project is delayed by politics.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which operates Muni, expects to use $61 million in state bond funding for the Central Subway. That money is part of the “connectivity funds” that were designated for local agencies in the $9.95 billion high-speed rail measure that voters approved in 2008. Read More
An $8 million proposal to relocate residents displaced by the Central Subway project moved forward on Monday.Muni’s plan to extend underground Metro service from the SoMa District to Chinatown requires the demolition of a Stockton Street building housing 18 residents. Since the units will not be rebuilt at the same location, The City is required to replace the housing elsewhere before the project can move forward. Read More
It’s the end of the world as we know it.
Well, not exactly.
In 2011, we saw earthquakes, tsunamis, a royal wedding, a continued stagnant economy and civil uprisings in the Middle East and at home. What can beat all that in 2012? Perhaps only the end of the world. Read More