Author Brenda Kahn
Update, June 11, 2019: MTC Executive Director Therese W. McMillan this week sent a new letter to San Francisco Mayor London Breed and to Oakland Mayor and MTC Commissioner Libby Schaaf with an update on progress made by the MTC-assembled expert Peer Review Panel (PRP) in its work to investigate the cause of the fracturing of two girders at the Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco and to review repairs to these girders. The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), which owns and operates the Salesforce Transit Center, today announced that the facility will reopen to the public on July 1 at 6 a.m.
“I am pleased to report the Peer Review Panel’s concurrence with the recent recommendation by the Transbay Joint Powers Authority that the steel structure is sound for continued service,”wrote McMillan.
“MTC supports the reopening of the Transbay Transit Center based on TJPA’s project team’s structural findings and the Peer Review Panel’s concurrence. We agree the steel structure is ready for service. The reopening date is subject to other work by TJPA that is beyond our purview, including review of testing and inspection reports, commissioning of building management systems, revalidation of fire/life safety systems, and ramp-up of operations,” McMillan continued.”We can represent to you and the public alike that the Transbay Transit Center’s girder problem was isolated and that the appropriate repairs have been performed.”