15 January 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Vote to name the Central Subway’s tunnel boring machines

Vote now to help name the Central Subway’s tunnel boring machines after historic San Francisco women. From left to right: Lillie “Firebelle Lil” Hitchcock Coit, “Big Alma” de Bretteville Spreckels, Margaret “Mom” Chung, Juana Briones and Mary Ellen Pleasant. Now’s your chance – help us choose the names of the tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that […]

Continue Reading

29 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

SFMTA Board Chairman: Central Subway ‘a worthy and crucial investment’

Tom Nolan, chairman of the SFMTA Board of Directors, speaking at a Central Subway press conference in March. “A worthy and crucial investment in San Francisco’s transportation infrastructure.” That’s how Tom Nolan, chairman of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board of Directors, described the Central Subway in a recent editorial to the Wall […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

01 May 2012 ~ 3 Comments

Board of Supervisors, SFMTA Board unanimously approve key resolutions to advance Central Subway Project

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed five resolutions to advance the Central Subway Project. Today the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board of Directors unanimously passed several resolutions to move the Central Subway Project forward. Both boards passed resolutions approving a contingency funding plan that […]

Continue Reading

16 March 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Mayor Lee, local leaders unveil decorative wrap at Chinatown Station site

Mayor Lee spoke about the benefits of the Central Subway today at a press conference in Chinatown. The Central Subway will improve public transportation in San Francisco, create thousands of jobs and enhance the quality of life of residents and visitors alike. That’s what Mayor Edwin M. Lee and other local leaders and community members […]

Continue Reading

28 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Check It Out: Our Project Google Map

We’re excited to announce that we have launched a useful online tool to keep you informed about the Central Subway Project: the Central Subway Project Google Map. The map displays a variety of information about the project and its impacts along the project alignment in SoMa, Union Square and Chinatown. Check back frequently for the latest details […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

10 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Construction Schedule: Feb. 11-March 2

Crews are continuing to relocate utility lines around Union Square to prepare the project alignment for the Union Square/Market Street Station. We expect all utility relocations around Union Square to be completed by June 2012. The complete, current three-week construction schedule is available here (PDF). Work Locations: Stockton Street between Geary and Post streets Geary Street […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

30 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Construction Schedule: Jan. 21 to Feb. 10

Crews are continuing to relocate utility lines around Union Square to prepare the project alignment for the Union Square/Market Street Station. We expect all utility relocations around Union Square to be completed by June 2012. The complete, current three-week construction schedule is available here (PDF). Work Locations: Stockton Street between Geary and Post streets Geary […]

Continue Reading