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Transbay Transit Center

Conceived as the “Grand Central Terminal” of the West, the new Transbay Transit Center is now under construction.

Rendering of Transbay Transit Center

Phase 1 Expectations

Slated for completion in late 2017, Phase 1 of the Transbay Transit Center will feature:

  • A third-floor bus deck
  • Ground floor and concourse level retail space
  • Two below-grade levels to eventually serve Caltrain and the California High-Speed Rail system

Phase 2 Expectations

Phase 2 of the 1 million square foot project includes construction of the Downtown Rail Extension to be used by Caltrain and High-Speed Rail trains.

The Phase 2 construction schedule will depend on availability of full funding for the project.

Public Services

The new center will be served by:

  • AC Transit
  • Amtrak
  • BART
  • California High-Speed Rail
  • Caltrain
  • Golden Gate Transit
  • Greyhound
  • Muni
  • SamTrans
  • WestCAT

Development of the project is overseen by the six-member Transbay Joint Powers Authority, which includes representatives from:

  • San Francisco Mayor’s Office
  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors
  • Muni
  • AC Transit
  • Caltrain
  • California Department of Transportation

MTC is providing more than $300 million for the $4.5 billion Transbay Transit Center project.

Other funding partners include:

  • San Francisco County Transportation Authority
  • San Mateo County Transportation Authority
  • California Department of Transportation
  • Federal Railroad Administration
  • Federal Highway Administration

Design highlights of the LEED-certified Transbay Transit Center project include:

  • City Park, a 5.4-acre rooftop public park. The 1,400-foot-long elevated linear park will include a variety of activities and amenities, including an open air amphitheater, gardens, trails, open grass areas, children’s play space, restaurant and café
  • Grand Hall, a ground-level floor with an open air main entrance off Mission Street which will include an information center, ticket kiosks, automated ticketing and the main escalators
  • Light Column to allow natural daylight into the Transit Center
  • Pedestrian bridges to connect the Transit Center’s rooftop park to surrounding development