Press Releases

September 8, 2011 - Mayor Lee Celebrates Completion of Demolition and Start of Foundation Work for Transit Center, Touts Benefits of Transit Center District Plan

Mayor Lee joined other city and TJPA officials as they celebrated the completion of demolition and start of foundation work for the new Transbay Transit Center. In addition to celebrating progress on the new Transit Center, the event looked ahead to the dramatic benefits of the Transit Center District Plan …

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September 8, 2011 - Supervisor Jane Kim Unanimously Elected as New Chair of TJPA Board of Directors

San Francisco, Calif (September 8, 2011) – Today, during the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) monthly board meeting, Supervisor Jane Kim (District 6) was unanimously elected as chair of the TJPA Board of Directors by her colleagues. Jane Kim was appointed in 2010 to the five member TJPA Board …

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March 10, 2011 - Monumental Sculpture By Renowned Contemporary Artist Tim Hawkinson to be Installed at the New Transbay Transit Center in Downtown San Francisco

Today, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) approved the concept design of a 41-foot sculpture by acclaimed contemporary artist Tim Hawkinson for the new Transbay Transit Center. The sculpture will be located on the corner of Mission and Fremont streets in downtown San Francisco.

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December 3, 2010 - TJPA Drops Historic First Wrecking Ball on Transbay Terminal Building

Today, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority’s (TJPA) demolition contractor Evans Brothers, Inc. dropped the historic first wrecking ball on the front facade of the old Transbay Terminal building, marking the project’s progress as it works towards removing the old bus terminal and ramps to make way for the new, multi-modal …

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November 15, 2010 - Transbay Joint Powers Authority Response to Trucking Demonstration

The Transbay Transit Center Project will transform downtown San Francisco by building a new Transit Center that will serve 11 transportation systems, including high speed rail, and will feature a 5.4 acre public roof top park.

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August 11, 2010 - Historic Groundbreaking of First New High-Speed Rail Station in United States

Today Federal, State and local officials joined together with the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) and their honored guests to officially break ground on the Transbay Transit Center.

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August 5, 2010 - Call for Transbay Terminal Memories!

The TJPA is collecting positive memories about the Transbay Terminal and its place in San Francisco’s history. Please share your memories by emailing memories@transbaycenter.org. Memories will be posted on our website in the coming weeks.

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July 6, 2010 - Transbay Temporary Terminal Set to Open August 7, 2010

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) announced today the official opening date of the Transbay Temporary Terminal and the closing of the existing Transbay Terminal starting August 7, 2010.

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April 22, 2010 - TJPA Unveils Final Design for New Transbay Transit Center

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) Board today heard a final design report prepared by Pelli Clarke Pelli, the project architect, for the new Transbay Transit Center and Park. The completion of the design will permit construction of this landmark facility to start in August of this year.

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April 8, 2010 - California High Speed Rail Authority Adopts Variances to Ensure Transbay Transit Center is Northern Terminus of High Speed Rail

The Transbay Transit Center Project cleared another hurdle as the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board adopted design variances to the Transbay Transit Center at First and Mission streets in downtown San Francisco to ensure it becomes the northern terminus for High Speed Rail in California.

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January 28, 2010 - Transbay Joint Powers Authority Commends Historic Award of $2.35 Billion in ARRA Funding for California

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) applauds President Obama, Secretary LaHood and the Federal Railroad Administration’s decision to award California $2.35 billion in ARRA High-Speed Rail funding.

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January 26, 2010 - TJPA Closes on $171 Million TIFIA Loan

The Transbay Transit Center Project reached another important milestone as the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) closed on the $171 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for the project.

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December 10, 2009 - TJPA Board Approves $171 Million TIFIA Loan

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) Board of Directors unanimously approved the $171 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for the Transbay Transit Center Project on December 10, 2009.

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September 18, 2009 - TJPA TIFIA Loan Approved By Credit Council

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Credit Council unanimously recommended approval of a $171 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan on September 17, 2009. This recommendation will be forwarded to USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood for approval.

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September 11, 2009 - Five Artists Invited to Develop Conceptual Proposals for Iconic Transit Center Installations

On September 10, 2009, the TJPA Board approved five talented artists recommended by the TJPA’s Public Art Steering Committee to develop conceptual proposals for artwork installations in the new Transbay Transit Center.

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December 10, 2008 - Program Groundbreaking Launches Neighborhood Transformation

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, former Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr., and a representative from California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office, along with various other public officials, TJPA members and project supporters and stakeholders, attended the December 10, 2008, ceremony held on the future site of the Temporary Terminal.

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May 15, 2008 - Design Contract for New Transit Center Approved

On May 15, 2008, the TJPA Board of Directors unanimously approved a professional services agreement with Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (PCPA) to design the new landmark Transbay Transit Center in downtown San Francisco.

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December 13, 2007 - California Transportation Commission Unanimously Approves State Land Transfer

On December 13, 2007, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) voted to authorize the transfer of 19 acres of state-owned land to the TJPA and the City and County of San Francisco. The parcels are integral to the replacement of the Transbay Terminal and redevelopment of the surrounding neighborhood.

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