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Cracked Beams Repaired, Commuters Return to San Francisco's Transbay Terminal

After a ten-month closure necessary after inspectors found cracked beams in the Transbay transit terminal mere weeks after opening, regular bus operations finally returned to the $2.2 billion facility earlier this week.
August 16, 2019, 10am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The return of weekday commuters to the recently reopened Transbay transit center got off to a smooth start as AC Transit and WestCAT Lynx buses from the East Bay pulled into the spacious, clean bus deck on the center’s third floor and dropped off passengers, including some who hadn’t previously entered the center," reports Michael Cabanatuan.

The Transbay transit center, also known as the Salesforce Transit Center, opened in August 2018, only to be closed in September after inspectors found multiple cracked beams in the structure.

The article includes an update on which bus transit providers are already using the terminal and which could eventually be added to the facility. There are also plans to add retail and restaurant businesses. "For now, food trucks operate outside the terminal and carts serve food in the rooftop park," according to Cabanatuan.

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Published on Monday, August 12, 2019 in San Francisco Chronicle
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