Press Releases

October 4, 2016 - Claims Regarding the Impact of Dewatering and Other Underground Work at Transbay Transit Center Construction Site Are Not Accurate

The allegations of the Millennium Tower developer, Millennium Partners (MP), concerning the impact of the TJPA’s construction on the Millennium Tower are not accurate. MP’s focus on the TJPA is a distraction from the exclusive cause of the Millennium Tower’s tilt to the west/northwest, away from the Transit Center construction …

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September 20, 2016 - Evidence does not support Millennium Partners’ claim that the TJPA’s dewatering is the cause of the excessive vertical settlement and tilting of th…

There is no evidence to support Millennium Partners’ claim that the TJPA’s dewatering is the cause of the excessive vertical settlement and tilting of the Millennium Tower.  Millennium Partners’ geotechnical engineers predicted that the Millennium Tower would settle vertically a maximum of 5.5 inches 20 years after completion.  In April …

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September 13, 2016 - Transbay Joint Powers Authority Denies Withholding Reports of Tilting and Excessive Settlement of the Millennium Tower

Reports that the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) agreed to withhold data showing the tilt and excessive settlement of the Millennium Tower are incorrect. Rather, the TJPA made public its obligation to collect and share monitoring data with the developer of the Millennium Tower, Millennium Partners (MP). Disclosure of that …

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August 1, 2016 - Transbay Joint Powers Authority Denies Responsibility for Tilting and Excessive Settlement of the Millennium Tower

In June, the TJPA received claims for damages from certain residents of the Millennium Tower located at 301 Mission Street. The claims seek to hold the TJPA responsible for the tilting and excessive settlement of that building. The residents’ claims against the TJPA are misplaced; as demonstrated by data collected …

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June 22, 2016 - Transbay Joint Powers Authority Closes on Parcel F Deal for $160 Million to Build 750 Foot Building that will Connect Directly to Transit Center’s Ro…

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) celebrated another funding milestone today with the successful closing of a deal to sell Parcel F for $160 million. The deal includes a $15 million premium in the event of an assemblage of the property with an adjoining lot (540 Howard). Parcel F is zoned …

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April 22, 2016 - Transbay Joint Powers Authority Appoints Mark Zabaneh as Interim Executive Director

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) is pleased to announce that earlier today the TJPA Board of Directors appointed Mark Zabaneh to the role of interim executive director effective May 1, 2016.

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April 14, 2016 - Transbay Joint Powers Authority Executive Director Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan Announces Retirement From Transbay Program After 18 Years of Dedicated Public Se…

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) announced today that Executive Director Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan will be retiring effective April 30, 2016, from the Transbay Program after 18 years of dedication and numerous achievements.

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March 14, 2016 - Transbay Joint Powers Authority Approves $160 Million Cash Offer Pre-entitlements

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) announced today the highly-anticipated sale of Parcel F for $160 million plus a $15 million premium in the event of an assemblage of the property with an adjoining lot (540 Howard).

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March 7, 2016 - Transbay Transit Center Project and Dignitaries Celebrate Construction Progress with Awning Unveiling

Today the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) Board and
Executive Director Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan, joined by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and
the Honorable John Burton, celebrated the progress of the four-block Transbay Transit Center
and unveiled the spectacular Penrose pattern awning that will soon gracefully adorn the Center.
This distinctive awning features a unique …

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December 12, 2015 - Beale Street Closes from December 13 to Mid-January for Steel Assembly

The Transbay Transit Center Project’s steel assembly has been steadily progressing towards Beale Street over the past few months. Starting Sunday, December 13, steel assembly will begin at Beale Street. In order to safely perform this overhead steel assembly, Beale Street will be fully closed, with the exception of 3:30 …

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November 17, 2015 - Transbay Joint Powers Authority Approves $165 Million All Cash Offer Pre-entitlements with 35% Affordable Housing Component

San Francisco, Calif. (November 12, 2015) – The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) announced today the highly-anticipated sale of Parcel F for $165 million plus a $20 million premium in the event of an assemblage of the property with an adjoining lot (540 Howard).

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September 1, 2015 - Transbay Joint Powers Authority Advances Sale of Parcel F in Direct Negotiations with Pre-Qualified Bidders, Cancels Live Auction

San Francisco, Calif. (September 1, 2015) – The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) announced today that they will continue the procurement process for Parcel F with the five prequalified parties interested to secure the best price and most complementary land use for the site. As a result the auction portion …

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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
Resolution is the final step …

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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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