20 November 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Central Subway Project awarded $85 million in New Starts funds

When the Central Subway is complete, T Third Line trains will continue straight at the intersection of 4th and King streets instead of turning right onto King Street. The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded $85 million in federal funding to the Central Subway Project. The funding, from the Federal Transit Administration’s New Starts program, […]

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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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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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31 March 2010 ~ 1 Comment

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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22 January 2010 ~ 0 Comments

A Great Start for the New Year!

On January 7, 2010, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) granted the Central Subway approval to enter into Final Design.  This FTA endorsement marks a crucial milestone for the Central Subway project.  Approval to enter into Final Design means that for every dollar the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) spends on Final Design for the […]

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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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10 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments


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