City decides route for Caltrain extension to Transbay Terminal. Path plan called “a 100-year decision,” compared to BART and Golden Gate Bridge at hearing.
The San Francisco County Transit Authority [SFCTA]—a body composed of members of the Board of Supervisors and separate from SFMTA—decided on a $6.1 billion plan to connect Caltrain to the new Transbay Transit Terminal via a tunnel underneath Pennsylvania Avenue. The unanimous SFCTA vote capped off months of planning and speculation on a proposal that stretches back more than a decade.
The city had considered three potential paths for the rail extension, but Tuesday’s Planning Department presentation to SFCTA favored the Pennsylvania option. Read more on the @bethanywpatten