New SF Transbay Transit Center Opens Saturday

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The public park atop the new Transbay Transit Center on August 4, 2019. (Photo: The Transbay Project)

The $2.16 billion Salesforce Transit Center opens to the public this weekend in downtown San Francisco, along with its five-acre rooftop park. Buses from AC Transit and other agencies will use the center, but roadblocks remain for BART, CalTrain, and California high-speed rail. In this segment, Forum discusses how the center might change public transit in the region and gets a funding update on the second phase of the project. We’ll also hear about the center’s 5-acre rooftop park. Tell us: What do you think of how the building turned out? Does the final product justify the cost?


Dan Brekke, editor and reporter, KQED News

John King, urban design critic, San Francisco Chronicle; author, "Cityscapes" and "Cityscapes 2"

Mark Zabeneh, executive director, Transbay Joint Powers Authority