June 12, 2019
The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) plans to reopen the Salesforce Transit Center and 5.4-acre public rooftop park on July 1. The transit center in San Francisco was temporarily closed last September as a precaution after fissures were found in two beams on the third level Bus Deck at Fremont Street.
Since then, the TJPA has determined the cause of the fissures, repaired and reinforced the area, conducted an exhaustive review of the facility, completed a facility-wide fire and life safety reinspection program with city and state oversight, and recommissioned the entire facility.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) was tasked with an independent oversight and a review of the repairs, reinforcement and the structural steel at regional transportation hub. After an eight-month independent peer review, the MTC’s panel concluded that the issue was localized to the Fremont Street location, and the transit center could be reopened.
Mohammed Nuru, Chair of the Board of Directors, TJPA, says, “We can now reopen this critical piece of our transportation network and important source of open space to commuters, the neighborhood and the entire region.”
For comments, questions or concerns, please contact Dennis Kaiser