MTA Budget Update

On April 5th, the MTA budget was adopted by the MTA board, with the appropriation for the Central Subway extension work.  The next step is for it to be submitted to the mayor and Board of Supervisors with the board needing to adopt the City Appropriation Ordinance by July 31.

Politics at Play in New Push for S.F. to Buy Pagoda Palace Theater Site


By Ted Goldberg SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

Two San Francisco supervisors want the city to buy the site of the old Pagoda Palace Theater in North Beach to help pave the way for a possible future expansion of the city’s Central Subway.

The push to purchase the site comes as its owner moves forward on turning the area into a home for 19 luxury condominiums, a move some believe could slow efforts to extend the Central Subway Project all the way to Fisherman’s Wharf.

To continue reading this article go here.

Supervisor takes steps to purchase key site for Central Subway expansion

From the SF Examiner

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez on September 24, 2015 1:00 am

In the wake of impending loss of a key site to expand the new Central Subway, a city supervisor has announced renewed efforts to purchase it.

Supervisor Julie Christensen has asked city government’s Real Estate Division to newly assess the Pagoda Theater property on Columbus Avenue, the San Francisco Examiner has learned.  Continue reading the article here.


Central Subway project may lose site to luxury condos

From the SF Examiner

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez on September 23, 2015 1:45 am

San Francisco politicians have big dreams for the Central Subway.

Right now, the section under construction will see it stretch underneath Union Square to Chinatown, but plans are on the books to possibly expand the subway through North Beach to Fisherman’s Wharf.  (Read the rest of the article here.)

T-Third – Phase 3 Concept Study

The T-Third Phase 3 Concept Study assesses the general feasibility of an extension of Light Rail Transit (LRT) service to North Beach and the Fisherman’s Wharf area in San Francisco.

The T-Third Phase 3 Concept Study is a joint effort between the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (Transportation Authority), the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), and the San Francisco Planning Department (The Planning Department), with SFMTA as the lead agency. The scope of work for the study was approved by the Transportation Authority, along with $173,212 in funds to support the effort.

The scope called for a report that included the following elements and sections:

  • Alignment
  • Grade Options
  • Construction Methods Transit & Traffic Analysis
  • Infrastructure Resiliency
  • Construction Disturbance
  • Capital Construction Cost & Risk

See the Full report here.