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Roger Rudick has a good overview at Streetsblog SF of yesterday’s HSR scoping meeting at UCSF Mission Bay. One of the main points of discussion by attendees was the progress – or lack thereof – on funding the downtown extension to bring Caltrain and HSR service to the Transbay Terminal: Brian Stokle, with the group […]

May 24th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

It’s been a while since we checked in at the Transbay Terminal project…and, yikes, maybe it’s better if you don’t look. First up, the Transbay Terminal project faces a $260 million shortfall: San Francisco’s beleaguered Transbay Transit Center may get a $260 million emergency bailout from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Wells Fargo in order […]

Apr 30th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

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