Posts Tagged ‘Transbay Terminal’

Friends of Caltrain is mobilizing to push for completion of the Downtown Extension tunnel, which would connect Caltrain and high speed rail to the new Transbay Terminal. They’re holding a rally on Wednesday to demand a solution to the funding challenges that have delayed the DTX for years. The rally will take place at San […]

Jun 23rd, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Bent Flyvbjerg, the guru of cost overruns on megaprojects, has posted the first installment of a series examining how people are apparently tricked into backing megaprojects. He starts off by quoting California’s own Willie Brown, in some revealing comments about the Transbay Terminal: One may argue, as famously done by Albert O. Hirschman, that if […]

Dec 5th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The on-again, off-again deal between developers and San Francisco over the Transbay Terminal project is off again: An agreement between San Francisco officials and downtown developers over a proposed tax district collapsed this week, throwing into jeopardy the future of the Transbay Transit Center, the extension of Caltrain downtown and the construction of half a […]

Sep 24th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Some good news for the future downtown extension that will bring Caltrain and high speed rail to the Transbay Terminal: San Francisco city officials cut a deal Tuesday with downtown property owners who had threatened to sue over a proposed tax district that city officials are counting on to help pay for the $2.6 billion […]

Sep 15th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized