Outreach for Homeless at Transbay Terminal

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) _ The Transbay Terminal will be closed shortly after midnight, as crews prepare to demolish the aging facility.

But San Francisco homeless advocates said they plan to continue outreach efforts to help those who sleep at the terminal.

Dozens have relied on the facility for shelter and will now have to go elsewhere.

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Many have said they’re glad the old terminal is set for demolition.

“In the beginning, I think it was kind of safe. But as time went on, different people from different cities have come over,” said one homeless man.

San Francisco’s Director of Homeless Policy Dariush Kayhan said there are about 50 regulars that the city has been reaching out to over the past couple of weeks.

He said of those, about 35 have been moved to shelters.

“This is definitely a dug-in group. The last few folks are possibly skeptical of what we’re offering or just feeling that the Transbay Terminal has worked for them for so many years or just one more night,” said Kayhan.

The last buses are scheduled to leave the Transbay Terminal just after midnight.

Immediately after that, work crews will close off access and start installing a fence around the facility.

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