6 months after closure, Salesforce Transit Center still has no reopening date

SFGate | 4/16/2019 | Hoodline Wire Services
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Months - Salesforce - Transit - Center - Workers

More than six months after the then-new Salesforce Transit Center was forced to shut down when workers discovered fissures in its steel beams, work continues to proceed apace.

On Wednesday, officials updated the public on the construction effort, announcing that the hydraulic jacks currently supporting the building will come down within the next few weeks.

Repairs - Beams - Months - June - Reopening

The repairs to the beams are expected to be completed in less than two months, on June 1. But no official reopening date has been announced yet.

“We are making satisfactory progress,” Dennis Turchon, a senior construction manager at the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), told the Examiner.

Transit - Center - Process - Commuters - Transit

But reopening the $2.26 billion Transit Center won't be an easy process. Before it can welcome commuters once again, transit officials will need to conduct extensive inspections and get the proper permits from city and state agencies, and bus operations must be transitioned from the Temporary Transbay Terminal at Howard and Main streets.

The facility will also undergo an independent review by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the nine-county Bay Area transit authority, which was called for by San Francisco mayor London Breed and Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf at the time of the Transit Center shutdown.

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