By Carolyn Tyler : abc7news – excerpt – (video)
Thursday, June 25, 2015 09:19PM
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Work on a regional connection for Bay Area commuters is quickly taking shape. With much of the construction on the Transbay Terminal completed underground, we’re finally seeing it rise above street level.
At First and Mission streets in San Francisco commuters are watching an icon rise, one that might actually make their trip into San Francisco easier someday. “You absolutely get a feel for what that experience is going to be when the transit center opens in late 2017,” Dennis Turchon said.
Turchon is senior project manager of the $1.1 billion new Transbay Terminal project.
It is designed to be the Grand Central Station of the west, a hub for Bay Area transit.
Regional bus lines will carry commuters to and from the city on the upper levels, while underground Caltrain and high speed rail will bring commuters up the Penisula.
“We’ve poured almost 100,000 cubic yards of concrete in the last year for the train box,” Turchon said… (more)