Press Releases

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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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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