12 October 2012 ~ 8 Comments

Major news for San Francisco: Federal funding for the Central Subway Project has been approved

Federal, state and local officials gathered in Union Square yesterday to announce approval of federal funding for the Central Subway Project. Yesterday Mayor Edwin M. Lee and key officials announced that an agreement dedicating $942.2 million in federal funds to the Central Subway Project has been approved. This major funding news finalizes the financing for […]

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03 May 2012 ~ 2 Comments

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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11 April 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Democratic Leader Pelosi, Mayor Lee, FTA Officials Tour Central Subway Alignment

High-ranking local and federal officials toured the Central Subway alignment today. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, Mayor Edwin M. Lee and high-ranking officials from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today toured the Central Subway project alignment and received an update on project progress. Leader Pelosi, a longtime supporter of the Central Subway, and […]

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03 April 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Proposed SFMTA budget includes significant portion of Central Subway funds

The Central Subway will extend Muni’s T Third Line from SoMa to Chinatown. It is scheduled to open to the public in 2019. Last week the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) released its proposed two-year budget, outlining the Agency’s vision for improving and maintaining San Francisco’s rail and bus transit systems, bike network, walkways, […]

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15 February 2012 ~ 1 Comment

President Obama’s budget recommends $150 million for Central Subway

This week, the Central Subway Project has received more promising news from Washington, D.C.: President Obama’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2013 recommends investing $150 million in the Central Subway Project. The funds would come from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) New Starts program. (See page 30 of the proposed Department of Transportation budget.) For the […]

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08 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

With key federal approval in hand, Central Subway moves ahead

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has received a letter granting federal approval to proceed with a key component of the Central Subway Project. The approval, a letter of no prejudice issued by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), allows the SFMTA to commence with work that will prepare the 1.7-mile project alignment for tunneling […]

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25 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Check It Out: Our Winter Project Newsletter

Our latest project newsletter is now available online. In it, we highlight recent project milestones and provide updates on what to expect in 2012. Articles feature the following topics: The status of our grant application with the Federal Transit Administration The major project milestones we expect to accomplish this year The dazzling public art installation […]

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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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31 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

FTA on U.S. Transit Project Approvals

We thought you would like to see how transit projects in other cities are doing and where the Central Subway Project fits in! This year the FTA is working with eighteen transit projects similar to Central Subway. All of them have unique challenges and local issues, but all are following the same funding approval as […]

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25 February 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Project Funding Update

With the February utility relocation for the future Moscone Station and Portal Tunnel groundbreaking for the Central Subway Project and the significant economic challenges across the U.S., there has been new interest and questions regarding the funding and progress of this project. Along with many other major cities, the Central Subway is for the improvement […]

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