02 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Central Corridor Walking Tour

The first of two Central Corridor Walking Tours hosted by the San Francisco Planning Department was held on June 1.  A crowd of several dozen gathered in SoMa to listen to a variety of speakers organized by SF Planning, including Central Subway External Affairs Manager Brajah Norris who discussed the Central Subway’s future impacts on the study […]

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28 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Smart Jobs Workshop

The SFMTA, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), hosted a Smart Jobs Workforce Development workshop on April 27, 2011 to highlight opportunities within the Central Subway Project.  The workshop was part of a community engagement plan and diversity efforts to encourage disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE) from around […]

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24 February 2011 ~ 1 Comment

CS Team at Chinese New Year Events

Central Subway volunteers celebrated the start of the Year of the Hare and supported the local community at several Chinese New Year events recently.  On Feb. 13, several runners from the Central Subway office participated in the annual YMCA Chinese New Year Fun Run which had several thousand participants.  SFMTA employee Jason Lee finished 2nd […]

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10 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

UMS Utility Relocation Meeting with BID

Central Subway representatives met with the Union Square Business Improvement District (BID) last Thursday to speak on the upcoming utility relocation for the Union Square/Market Street Station (UMS). The presentation for the BID focused on what should be expected during construction and the protocols that the contractor will be following during the UMS utility relocation […]

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16 September 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Central Subway’s 1st Blogger Roundtable

The Central Subway Outreach Team hosted our first Blogger Roundtable last night!  We were excited to welcome avid public transit bloggers into the project office to meet the team, receive project updates, and ask questions.  Senior Program Manager John Funghi, Design Manager Matthew Fowler, Judy Moran from the Arts Commission, and External Affairs Manager Brajah […]

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05 August 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Public Art Program Announces Winners

Congratulations to the six artists! The San Francisco full Arts Commission  approved the six selected artists for the Central Subway Public Art Program. Two of the winning artists/artist teams will be commissioned to create two original works at each of the stations: a landmark and a wayfinding artwork. The landmark project will serve as the […]

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14 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Public Art Proposals: CTS

Which are your favorite proposals? We want to hear from you! This is the last preview of the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) artist proposals for the “landmark” and “wayfinding” designs for Chinatown (CTS) Station. The public comment period will end on Friday, July 16, 2010, so we hope you will take the time to […]

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21 June 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Building Communities With Transit

As everyone is well aware – especially friends visiting from out of town – San Francisco is hilly.  The steep hills limited the growth of the City during the early days.  The main mode of transportation was literal horse power and very few streets were paved in the city. This led to the majority of […]

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11 June 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Everything Old is Made New Again

Public transit is nothing new. The vehicles and modes may have changed, yet the idea is still the same. Transit gets the person from point A to point B and every other letter after that. Ideas thought to be antiquated and out-of-touch has begun to reemerge because their usefulness is being recognized by a new […]

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11 May 2010 ~ 8 Comments

Geotechnical Drilling is on Schedule

Contrary to the Examiner article “Central Subway behind schedule,” dated 5/11/10 and written by Katie Worth, the Central Subway Project boring operation is not behind schedule.  The schedule for this segment, geotechnical drilling, of the project was rearranged to accommodate concurrent on-going utility relocation activities.  This is simply an example of contractors working together and […]

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