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San Francisco Transbay Terminal or simply Transbay Terminal, is a transportation complex in San Francisco, California which is located roughly in the center of the rectangle bounded north-south by Mission Street and Howard Street, and east-west by Beale Street and Second Street. Currently, it serves long distance buses and transbay buses from San Francisco north to Marin County and east to the East Bay. Its largest tenants, in addition to San Francisco's own Muni, are Golden Gate Transit, AC Transit, and Greyhound Bus Lines. San Francisco skyline. ... Mission Street is San Franciscos longest street and is one of its oldest. ... Marin County is a county located in Californias San Francisco Bay Area, across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. ... The East Bay, in the northern part of the U.S. state of California, lies on the east shores of the San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay, and includes Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. ... Two forms of public transport operated by the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni): on the left, a bus (the 38 Geary line) and, on the right, the F Market historic streetcar. ... Golden Gate Transit is a public transportation system in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, USA. It mainly serves Marin and Sonoma Counties, but limited service is provided to San Francisco and Contra Costa County. ... AC Transit (in full, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District) is a bus agency serving parts of Alameda County, California, and Contra Costa County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2200 destinations in the United States. ...

Key System

Transbay Terminal was originally built also as the San Francisco terminus for Key System Electric light rail service over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Key System service over the Bay bridge to the Transbay Terminal ran until 1958, when the Key System was shut down in favor of buses. A key system is a multiline phone system typically used in small office enviroments. ... The Bay Bridge, with the skyline of San Francisco in the background. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Transbay Terminal Replacement Project

The City and County of San Francisco, the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District(AC Transit), and the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board(Caltrain) have proposed a plan to replace the current underutilized and outdated building with an entirely new and a more functional building at roughly the same location. In addition to maintaining the current bus services, this proposed terminal would also include an underground tunnel that would extend the Caltrain commuter rail line from its current terminus at Fourth and Townsend Streets to the new Transbay Terminal. If this tunnel were to be built, Caltrain riders would not need to transfer to Muni in order to reach the downtown financial district. Additionally, the heavy rail portion of the terminal would be designed to accommodate the planned High Speed Rail from Los Angeles via the Caltrain line. AC Transit (in full, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District) is a bus agency serving parts of Alameda County, California, and Contra Costa County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB) is a government entity which manages the Caltrain commuter rail line which runs down Californias San Francisco Peninsula. ... Caltrain is a public supported commuter rail line on the San Francisco Peninsula and the Santa Clara Valley in the United States. ... California High Speed Rail is a proposed high speed rail system in the state of California. ... Downtown Los Angeles skyline facing northeast toward the San Gabriel Mountains on a clear winter day. ...

Many observers have noted that, with the Transbay Terminal replacement project, the new terminal could potentially become the Grand Central Terminal of the West Coast. As of 2005, this project has published its final EIR and is in the process of designing and securing the required funds. Should the funding be secured, the new Transbay Terminal is currently scheduled to open in 2012. The clock in the Main Concourse © 2004 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Grand Central Terminal (often still called Grand Central Station, although technically that is the name of the nearby post office) is a train station at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York, a borough of New York City, located... The West Coast States. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2012 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


  • Transbay Terminal Replacement Project Official Site (http://sfgov.org/site/tjpa_index.asp)
  • Site with information on Key System service to the transbay terminal (http://rail.blu-streak.com)

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San Francisco Redevelopment Agency: Transbay Redevelopment Project Area (1272 words)
The Transbay Redevelopment Project Area, created in 2005, is an opportunity for the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency to participate in the alleviation of blight within a large portion of the city’s southern Financial District through a wide variety of projects and activities.
Approximately $206 million in additional funding for the new terminal will be generated by the sale of vacant parcels currently owned by the by the State of California to private developers.
The Transbay CAC advises the Redevelopment Agency on matters related to the Redevelopment Project and also advises the TJPA on matters related to the Transbay Transit Center, consistent with the Implementation Agreement between the TJPA and the Redevelopment Agency.
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