The Transbay Transit Center, aka "The Grand Central of the West," took another small step towards reality this morning during a ground-breaking ceremony for the Temporary Transbay Terminal. Present at the event were the Governor's Director of Transportation and Mayor Newsom, who managed to keep a straight face while he told the crowd "the Transbay Transit Center Program is a critical part of San Francisco's transit-first policy, and with today's groundbreaking, we are one step closer to creating a truly sustainable City where our public transportation system works seamlessly to enhance the quality of life and economic health for San Franciscans." The TTT—your decidedly non-piss-smelling transit alternative—is part of the the $1.2 billion first phase of the project and will be open for business within a year.
· The Transbay Terminal project moves forward — without funding for its rail component [SF Bay Guardian]
· Groundbreakings: Temporary Transbay Terminal to Come [Curbed SF]