03 July 2012 ~ 3 Comments

SFMTA to re-route southbound 8X/8AX/8BX Bayshore Express and 91 Owl bus lines around Central Subway construction

To accommodate Central Subway construction, the Muni 8X Bayshore Express bus line will be re-routed in July.  Starting Wednesday, July 11, the southbound 8X/8AX/8BX Bayshore Express and 91 Owl Muni bus lines will be re-routed to accommodate Central Subway construction in Union Square and SoMa. The re-routes may remain in effect throughout the duration of the […]

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15 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

SF Examiner on the Central Subway Project: It’s time to get onboard

The Central Subway will extend Muni’s T Third Line through central San Francisco. In today’s San Francisco Examiner, the editorial board strongly endorses the Central Subway project, saying the extension of the T Third Line through SoMa, Union Square and Chinatown “will be a major asset to San Francisco”: “It is time for everyone to […]

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11 June 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Starting in SoMa: On 4th Street between Folsom and Howard, construction to prepare for tunneling

Construction is now underway on 4th Street near the intersection with Folsom Street. Construction to prepare for the installation of below-ground walls, called headwalls, has begun on 4th Street between Folsom and Howard streets, the site of the future Yerba Buena/Moscone Station. The work currently underway includes potholing and utility relocation. Headwall installation, which involves major […]

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07 June 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Preparing for the Central Subway Tunnel: Major Work Commencing Next Week

At the site of the tunnel launch box, crews are constructing shallow, below-ground walls to prepare for the major upcoming excavation. Next year, a pair of tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will begin excavating the Central Subway tunnel, building the backbone of Muni’s extension of the T Third Line through vibrant and bustling SoMa, downtown, Union […]

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04 June 2012 ~ 2 Comments

$48.4 million in state funds awarded to Central Subway Project

The Central Subway will vastly improve travel along crowded Stockton Street. (Photo by Flickr photographer Frank Chan.) The Central Subway Project will receive $48.4 million in funding from a state transit-investment program, allowing for continued progress on extending the T Third Line through SoMa, Union Square and Chinatown. The funds come from the state Public […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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