Transit Center Closed for Six More Weeks
Tuesday, October 2nd as of 3:30 PM

Dear Members:

According to SFGate , buses won't return to the Salesforce Transit Center until its broken girders are repaired which could take at least six weeks. Officials with the Transbay Joint Powers Authority said they should know by November 1st what caused the two large support beams to crack. The agency announced yesterday that they hope to reopen Fremont Street beneath the center by Friday, October 12th.

Heavy traffic is expected in the area during the closure. Drivers are advised to avoid the area and should expect additional commute should they choose to drive.

In addition, Fleet Week is taking place in the Marina Green area now through Monday, October 8th. Please be aware of anticipated traffic and congestion in the area and click here for the list of events.

Transit Agency Reroutes
All transit agencies will reroute to the old Temporary Transbay Terminal at Howard and Main Streets. Below are the affected transit agencies and their current stops according to SFGate :

All 27 Transbay bus routes have been moved to the Temporary Transbay Terminal at Howard and Beale Streets.
Connecting bus services will continue to operate out of the Temporary Transbay Terminal in its current bus stop at 200 Folsom Street.

Transbay Bus Routes 101X, 101, 70, and 30 have been moved outside the Temporary Transbay Terminal at Howard and Beale. Buses will:
-Pick Up+Drop Off at First and Mission
-Pick up at Main and Folsom
-Drop off at Beale and Howard

According to , Financial District Commute Routes will be detoured and will NOT serve the stops on Fremont between Folsom/Howard and on Fremont south of Mission. Route 4, 27, and 44 buses will pick up at Mission on the west side of Beale Street (Muni stop #15579).

5/5R: Stop on Howard at Main
7: Stop on Main at Howard
25: Stop on Beale at Folsom
38/38R: Stop on Main at Howard

The LYNX Transbay bus route have been moved to the Temporary Transbay Terminal at Howard and Beale streets.
BART will be running long trains and monitor passenger flow throughout commute hours to address impacts to BART service.

Telecommuting & Flextime
If your employer allows, consider working remotely if possible or altering your work schedule to avoid commuting during peak commute hours. Telecommuting and flextime work schedules are proven to help increase productivity and morale, as well as reduce commute time and greenhouse gas emissions. View the TMASF Connects Telecommuting & Flextime Factsheet to learn about the advantages of implementing a telecommute or flextime program, the legal responsibilities to consider, and relevant additional links. Please click here for a list of some Bay Area telework/co-work spaces from Curbed San Francisco.
Please also use the extensive resources found at the TMASF Connects Website to help you learn about your travel alternatives.

Downtown SF Street Closures
Interstate 80’s Fremont Street off-ramp bus lane is closed, and the street will be blocked off from Howard Street to Mission Street. The tentative reopening of the off-ramp bus lane is October 9th.

Fremont Street is expected to remain closed until Friday, October 12th. According to 511 , drivers heading into downtown San Francisco should expect additional commute time and are strongly encouraged to avoid the area. Casual carpool drop off in the south of market neighborhood may be affected by the Fremont Street closure.

Upcoming Caltrain Weekend Station Closures
Please note that Caltrain has scheduled weekend closures of the 22nd Street and 4th & King Stations in San Francisco from October 6th, 2018 through Spring 2019 due to necessary tunnel work. Trains will terminate at Bayshore Station and a free bus bridge will be available for riders between Bayshore and San Francisco Stations. Bus schedules will be included in the weekend timetables . Please click here for additional information.

Kimberly B. Martinson
Kimberly B. Martinson, CAE
Executive Director/CEO
TMASF Connects
180 Montgomery Street #2360
San Francisco CA 94104

Please monitor the local media and commute sources below for updates. As always, we will send an update as more information becomes available. For commute alternatives, please visit the  TMASF Connects website .

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