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 […]

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05 October 2012 ~ 9 Comments

Tunnel Boring Machine Update: Photos of the Central Subway’s tunneling machines

The Central Subway’s two tunnels — one for northbound trains and one for southbound trains — will be constructed using state-of-the-art excavators known as tunnel boring machines (TBMs). For the past few months, TBM supplier Robbins has been busy building the Central Subway’s two TBMs — and we have photos of their progress. The Central […]

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14 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Meet & Greet with the Primes and Subs

On January 11, 2011 the SFMTA in concert with the Central Subway team hosted the Prime/Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Meet and Greet Event for the construction and specialized service contractors at the San Francisco Hilton Hotel (Financial District). The purpose of this event was to provide an opportunity for subcontractors to meet and speak with […]

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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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