(Last Updated On: May 27, 2019)

Maria Ayerdi Kaplan is the builder of Salesforce Transit Center, and the founder of the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, she then served as its executive director from 2002 to 2016.

Ms. Kaplan, who was also Deputy Mayor under Mayor Willie Brown (who started the path toward off when he called for a new Transbay Terminal in 1997), has yet to receive her entire due for the 19 years of meetings, conceiving, politicking, negotiating, imagining, and directing she did to see the Transit Center through to completion.

Instead, Maria has been the victim of fake news and the telling of an alternative history of the Transit Center, which is far more than a bus stop and contains a giant train level for California High Speed Rail.

Still, the late Mayor Ed Lee gave her special praise during the Salesforce Tower Groundbreaking, the Golden Gate Business Association, and the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council have praised and awarded Maria for her work.

Now, comes praise from another corner: renowned Oakland Developer , Managing Partner of California Capital Group, and the builder of the Oakland Rotunda and The Fox Theater, wrote a Twitter tweet specifically praising for her effort in making a reality. This one:

Stay tuned.


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