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Maria Ayerdi Kaplan Salesforce Transit Center Temporary Closure Update As Of May 10 2019

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Maria Ayerdi Kaplan Salesforce Transit Center Temporary Closure Update As Of May 10 2019

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UPDATE ON TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF SALESFORCE TRANSIT CENTER

From:
Michael Hursh
AC Transit Representative
Matt Haney
SF Board of Supervisors Representative
Boris Lipkin
California High Speed Rail Authority Representative
Edward Reiskin
SF Municipal Transportation Agency Representative
Nadia Sesay
SF Board of Supervisors Representative
Tony Tavares, ex officio State Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Representative

This is an update on the progress of repairs during the temporary closure of Salesforce Transit Center. The Transit Center was built by the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, which was created by Maria Ayerdi Kaplan.

The updates:
• The repair and reinforcement at Salesforce Transit Center are complete.
• Shoring has been removed from Fremont and First streets and all lanes are restored
to their original condition.
• Nighttime street closures will continue throughout May to restore lights, MUNI
overhead lines, and to reinstall ceiling panels.
• Throughout May, the building will be recommissioned, an intensive quality
assurance process that includes retesting and re-inspecting fire and life safety systems throughout the facility, retesting the building’s mechanical elements, such as elevators, escalators, and HVAC systems and retesting the electrical elements of the building. The San Francisco Fire Department, Department of Building Inspection and others are providing independent oversight.
• The independent Peer Review experts empaneled by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission continue their review. No issues, to date, found.
Next Steps:
• A reopening date will be announced after the independent review panel concludes their review.
Background:
The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), owner and operator of the Salesforce Transit Center, temporarily closed the facility in September 2018 as a precaution after workers discovered fissures in two steel beams on the bus deck above Fremont Street. The TJPA is fully cooperating with an ongoing independent review by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission called for by Mayor London Breed and Mayor Libby Schaaf. Transit agencies are providing bus service out of the Temporary Terminal at Howard and Main streets. Commuters may contact their bus operator or call 511 for transit information.

Stay tuned.

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