Press Releases

August 5, 2015 - Mayor Lee Signs Resolution of Formation for Greater Rincon Hill Community Benefit District

San Francisco, Calif. (August 5, 2015) – Today, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed into law the Resolution of Formation for the Greater Rincon Hill Community Benefit District (CBD) following unanimous approval by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved on Friday, July 31st. The
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May 4, 2015 - Transbay Transit Center Project Celebrates Safety Week, Reinforces SF Vision Zero Measures

San Francisco, Calif. (May 4, 2015) – Contractors at the Transbay Transit Center site in downtown San Francisco will participate in trainings throughout the week to reinforce the importance of safety on the four-block long construction site. Part of an industry-wide annual tradition, Transbay’s Safety Week will include a celebration …

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April 10, 2015 - TJPA Executive Director Ayerdi-Kaplan, Regional Transit Leaders Rally During National Day of Transportation Advocacy

San Francisco, Calif. (April 9, 2015) – Transbay Joint Powers Authority Executive Director Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan joined regional transit leaders at the Transbay Temporary Terminal in a day of advocacy for continued investment in America’s transportation infrastructure. This “Stand Up for Transportation” event was one of many held across the nation …

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March 4, 2015 - Transbay Transit Center Issues Sponsorship/Naming Rights Offering for the Future “Grand Central Station of the West”

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) is seeking parties interested in sponsorship/naming rights for the iconic Transbay Transit Center, the station that will link the entire Bay Area through 11 different transit agencies and further activate San Francisco’s thriving South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood with more than 9,290 square meters …

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March 2, 2015 - SBA Administrator Meets with TJPA to Learn About Project’s Successful Outreach to Small Businesses

San Francisco, Calif. (March 2, 2015) – Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet visited the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) today to learn more about the organization’s robust small, local, disadvantaged and veteran business enterprise (SBE and DBE) outreach program, which has served as the inspiration for SBE policy …

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March 2, 2015 - Amtrak Thruway Connector Establishes First Rail Link to Transbay

San Francisco, Calif. (March 2, 2015) – Amtrak service has moved to the Transbay Temporary Terminal, establishing the first rail connection at the future Transbay Transit Center. The addition of Amtrak Thruway connector bus service foreshadows the Transbay Transit Center’s eventual status as the northern terminus for California High-Speed …

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February 18, 2015 - Transbay Joint Powers Authority Closes Transbay Block 9 Deal for $43.6 Million

Funding milestone reached as site on Folsom Street to be developed by Essex Property Trust

San Francisco, Calif. (February 13, 2015) – The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), in partnership with the Successor Agency to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, celebrated a funding milestone this week after successfully closing a $43.6 …

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February 3, 2015 - Frequent Late Night Closures of Westbound I-80 Fremont Street Off-ramp, Eastbound I-80 Essex Street On-Ramp, and Parts of Harrison Street in February D…

Frequent Late Night Closures of Westbound I-80 Fremont Street Off-ramp, Eastbound I-80 Essex Street On-Ramp, and Parts of Harrison Street in February Due to Transbay Bus Ramp Project

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January 9, 2015 - West-bound I-80 Fremont Street Off-ramp Closed Night of Friday, January 16 from 11:59 pm to Saturday, January 17 at 4:00 a.m. Due to Transbay Bus Ramp …

West-bound I-80 Fremont Street Off-ramp Closed
Night of Friday, January 16 from 11:59 pm to Saturday, January 17 at 4:00 a.m. Due to Transbay Bus Ramp Project

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November 7, 2014 - Transbay Transit Center Rises Skyward; Milestone Steel Emergence Celebrated by TJPA and Dignitaries

Transbay Transit Center first piece of above-ground steel column emerges; an innovative seismically safe design not used before in the United States.
San Francisco, Calif. (November 7, 2014) – Today, the TJPA, dignitaries and workers gathered at the construction site of the Transbay Transit Center to celebrate the emergence of the …

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June 26, 2014 - Mayor Ed Lee and TJPA Agree Roof Top Park to Open Concurrently with Transit Center

Mayor Ed Lee and TJPA Agree Roof Top Park to Open Concurrently with Transit Center
“Today the TJPA and the Mayor’s Office agreed to work together to ensure that the roof top park opens concurrently with the opening of the Transit Center in late 2017 as promised to the community. Both …

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May 23, 2014 - Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan Wallenberg High School Commencement Address 2014

Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan Wallenberg High School Commencement Address 2014

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April 11, 2014 - Salesforce.com Leases Tower Adjacent to New Transbay Transit Center

Salesforce.com Leases Tower Adjacent to New Transbay Transit Center. SAN FRANCISCO—April 11, 2014—Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the world’s #1 CRM platform, today unveiled Salesforce Tower, dramatically expanding its worldwide headquarters in San Francisco. Salesforce Tower is currently under construction by Boston Properties and Hines above the new Transbay Transit Center, …

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February 25, 2014 - TJPA Statement Regarding Discovery of Human Skeleton on Site at the Transbay Transit Center Project

TJPA Statement Regarding Discovery of Human Skeleton on Site at the Transbay Transit Center Project
Contractors working to install concrete on the site of the Transbay Project made an
unexpected discovery this morning.

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February 10, 2014 - Transbay Transit Center Completes Excavation, More Than 600,000 Cubic Yards of Soil Removed

Transbay Transit Center Completes Excavation of More Than 600,000 Cubic Yards of Soil
Construction Continues as Way Cleared for Transbay Center to Take Shape

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December 9, 2013 - TJPA Executive Director Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan Honored by Lambda Alpha International Honorary Society for the Advancement of Land Economics

Ms. Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan, Executive Director of the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), was inducted into the Lambda Alpha International Honorary Society for the Advancement of Land Economics at its Annual Initiation Dinner.

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September 6, 2013 - TJPA Celebrates Milestone Concrete Pour with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Other Dignitaries

Transbay Transit Center Takes Shape with 60,000 Cubic Yard Concrete Foundation Pour House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Mayor Lee, the TJPA, and Dignitaries celebrate milestone event.
San Francisco, Calif. (September 5, 2013) – Today, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) celebrated the first concrete pour of the future Transbay Transit Center’s …

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July 11, 2013 - Roger Penrose Puts Prints on San Francisco Transit Center

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) has received approval from Dr. Roger Penrose, the eminent British mathematical physicist, to incorporate his groundbreaking geometrical pattern in the design of the exterior walls of the future Transbay Transit Center (TTC) designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (PCPA). Dr. Penrose and PCPA are …

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March 27, 2013 - TJPA Celebrates Record Land Sale for Transbay Transit Tower Parcel

Hines and Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP) announced today that it will ceremonially break ground to celebrate the acquisition of 101 First Street, a land parcel sold by Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) for approximately $192 million. The sale of the 50,000-square-foot parcel closed today at nearly $4,000 per land foot. …

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November 19, 2012 - TJPA Approves Final Sales Agreement for Transbay Transit Tower Parcel

Today the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) Board of Directors finalized the agreement to sell TJPA property to Hines Corporation, paving the way for construction of the landmark Transbay Transit Tower. The State of California donated the Tower site to the TJPA for construction of the 61-story Tower, which will …

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November 8, 2012 - Mammoth Discovery on Transbay Jobsite Now on Display at California Academy of Sciences

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority announced today the opening of a California Academy of Sciences display that includes the Columbian mammoth tooth recently discovered on the Transbay Transit Center construction site. The tooth, an upper left molar of a Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi), will be on display for the next …

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September 13, 2012 - Transbay Transit Center Unearths Woolly Mammoth Tooth And Jaw from Depth of Excavation

In the midst of construction at the Transbay Transit Center in downtown San Francisco, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority made a rare discovery: a Woolly Mammoth tooth and part of a jaw. The tooth and jaw were found on September 10th at the east end of the Transbay Transit Center …

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July 19, 2012 - TJPA hosts Governor Jerry Brown at Transbay Transit Center Job Site to Sign HSR Funding Legislation

Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed the state high speed rail funding bill (SB 1029) on the site of the future Transbay Transit Center in downtown San Francisco.

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June 1, 2012 - Transbay Center District Plan Approved by Planning Commission

Yesterday, the San Francisco Planning Commission approved both the Transbay Center District Plan and related Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

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May 21, 2012 - Transbay Transit Center Phase 2 Designated as Regional Priority as MTC & Association of Bay Area Governments approve Draft Regional Transportation …

On Thursday, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) jointly approved a draft Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) that designates the Downtown Caltrain Extension (DTX), Phase 2 of the Transbay Transit Center project, as a regional priority for the federal New Starts program.

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April 13, 2012 - TJPA Attends White House Celebration of Joining Forces Initiative

Wednesday, Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan, Executive Director of the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), and Webcor, General Contractor for the Transbay Transit Center Project, were invited by the White House to attend an event celebrating the First Anniversary of Joining Forces, the initiative to recognize, honor and support veterans and military families. …

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December 2, 2011 - Transbay Archaeology Exhibit Holds Grand Opening

Today the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) held the grand opening of its own archaeology exhibit. This exhibit details the lives and times of the original residents who for a number of years called the South of Market neighborhood home. The exhibit is currently being housed within the lobby of …

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November 10, 2011 - TJPA Board Approves Historic Project Labor Agreement

Earlier today, the Board of Directors of the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) approved an historic agreement with organized labor designed to ensure labor peace and equal opportunity for small, local, disadvantaged, union, and non-union businesses throughout the construction of the $4 billion Transbay Transit Center Project.

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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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