Transbay Transit Center Build Begins
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Transbay will be serving the California High Speed Rail system and will be built with an investment of $4.2 billion, money which come from various sources, including government, the State of California, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the San Francisco County and San Mateo County Transportation Authorities and AC Transit.
The Transbay Transit Center will be capable of handling 45 million passengers a year, but, until then, it will give work to some 48,000 people in the first seven year phase of the build. When it will be ready, the train station will comprise one above-grade bus level, a ground floor entrance on Mission Street, concourse level, and two below-grade rail levels serving Caltrain and the California High-Speed Rail.
The station is scheduled to be completed in 2017, the year work on the Downtown Rail Extension will begin.
"Today we deliver to the public the first new High-Speed Rail station in the United States, the first modern regional bus station in more than 60 years, and after more than 100 years, a downtown San Francisco train station," said Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan, TJPA executive director.
"This is truly an important time for our City and our State. We are making a real and lasting investment to improve our public infrastructure system while protecting our environment and creating new jobs."
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