Archive | Project Overview

09 May 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Why Central Subway? Find out in our new project brochure.

The front page of our new project brochure features photos of the neighborhoods and local destinations the Central Subway will connect. Reducing travel times. Improving San Francisco’s transportation network. Connecting bustling neighborhoods, premier commercial districts, world-renowned tourist destinations and a burgeoning technology and digital-media hub. The Central Subway – a rapid, emission-free alternative to crowded […]

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03 May 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Central Subway FAQs: Muni impacts, ridership, funding and more

With support from Washington and continued progress on construction and contracts, the Central Subway Project has accomplished major milestones in recent months. More achievements – including a commitment from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to provide nearly $1 billion in New Starts funding – are on the horizon, paving the way for tunneling and station […]

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16 April 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Check it out: The Central Subway Spring Newsletter

SFMTA Director of Transportation Edward D. Reiskin, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee and SFMTA Board Chairman Tom Nolan speaking at a press conference in March. Hot off the presses: It’s the spring 2012 edition of the Central Subway newsletter. Download it in English or Chinese to learn about the latest project news and to […]

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01 September 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Response to SF Weekly Article

The latest round of criticism of the Central Subway, including an article in the SF Weekly is not based on any new evidence, but rather on the fact that the project is very close to achieving the Full Funding Grant Agreement. In 2007, Mr. Peskin was very clear in his support of the project stating, […]

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29 July 2011 ~ 14 Comments

A Response to District 5 Diary

A response to Savemuni’s press conference re-posted by Rob Anderson’s blog post dated July 24 on the District 5 Diary website titled “Pull the plug on the Central Subway” The Central Subway Project is making tremendous progress and has accomplished a number of major milestones so far this year alone including: Receiving the highest overall […]

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21 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Ridership Projections Update

An update of future Muni ridership by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has produced new 2030 estimates for the overall transit system and T Third line. The overall system is projected to attract six percent more daily Muni trips compared to the previous 2008 forecast, while […]

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12 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Recap of Groundbreaking Ceremony!

Rain was in the forecast but the sun was shining for our groundbreaking event on Tuesday, February 9, 2010.  This was the first exciting step for the project as we broke ground underneath the I-80 Freeway to signify the start of utility relocation work for the future Moscone Station and Tunnel Portal.  SFMTA Executive Director/CEO […]

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23 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Central Subway Milestones in 2009!

We hope 2009 treated you well!  As we look back on the Central Subway project a lot has happened in 2009, and we hope to bring you more exciting news in 2010. Here are some milestones achieved this year! Received a positive overall medium-high rating in the “New Starts” report. Awarded $9.9 million in additional […]

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24 November 2009 ~ 2 Comments

Connection and Transfer

Twitter users Transbay & SFMuniRy asked us about transferring and connecting at the Union Square/Market Street  Station (UMS) and Chinatown Station, we decided to answer their questions through a blog post and to post an illustration of the connection within the same system. 1)       Why will it take a 5 minute transfer to exit and […]

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11 November 2009 ~ 3 Comments

Response to Beyond Chron Editorial

This response was originally posted on Beyond Chron (November 10). To the Editor: Thank you for posting Peter Lauterborn’s thoughtful Central Subway guest editorial on November 4.  Mr. Lauterborn asked some great questions, and I would like to share additional insights from a project planning perspective. Where are the plans for the North Beach Extension? […]

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