Reminder for SF Commuters: Temporary Transbay Terminal Is Up and Running

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KCBS) – The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority is reminding transit riders that today marks the start of bus service out of the Temporary Transbay Terminal located at Howard and Main streets.

This shift to the temporary terminal will allow for uninterrupted bus service through the demolition and replacement of the existing terminal.

The temporary terminal at Main and Howard streets will house service for AC Transit, Golden Gate Transit, Greyhound, Muni, SamTrans and WestCAT Lynx over the next seven years, until the new Transbay Transit Center is completed in 2017.

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Meanwhile, the city’s city’s Homeless Outreach Team and volunteers for the Coalition on Homelessness spent much of last week at the now-closed Transbay Terminal at First and Mission streets to assist homeless people displaced by the closing of the terminal.

Roughly 100 homeless people lived at the Transbay Terminal, and were all required to leave by the time it closed.

The Terminal is state property and under the jurisdiction of the California Highway Patrol, but the state has offered no services for the displaced, according to the Coalition.

The closure of San Francisco’s old Transbay Terminal has shed some light on the city’s homeless population, and KCBS’ Mike Sugerman spoke with some of them, uncovering surprising stories about how they wound up on the streets, during his travels About the Bay.

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