The Salesforce Transit Center is San Francisco’s new regional transit hub.
The multi-level building features a rooftop public park, service for five bus systems, art installations, retail shops, restaurants, a gym, pop-up shops, and more. The transit center accommodates more than 100,000 passengers each weekday and up to 45 million people per year.
Eight Bay Area counties and the State of California connect to the transit center through 11 transit systems: AC Transit, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit, Greyhound, Muni, SamTrans, WestCAT Lynx, Amtrak, Paratransit, and future High-Speed Rail.
The Transbay Joint Powers Authority has overseen planning, design, and construction of the Salesforce Transit Center and manages its operations.
The Salesforce Transit Center is located south of Mission Street between Second and Beale streets in downtown San Francisco. The transit center replaced the seismically deficient Transbay Terminal, which opened in 1939 and was located at First and Mission streets.
Timeline and Status
Phase One of the project connected AC Transit and WestCAT bus service from the East Bay, Greyhound and Amtrak bus service, and San Francisco Muni service to the transit center. Phase One is complete.
Phase Two of the project, the Caltrain Downtown Extension, will bring in Caltrain train service from the peninsula and eventually California High-Speed Rail trains from Southern California into an underground station of the Salesforce Transit Center.
Cost and Funding
The total cost of the Salesforce Transit Center is $2.2 billon. Funding for the project includes federal grants, proceeds from the sale of state property in the area, loans, and regional and local sources.
The Transportation Authority provided over $200 million toward the transit center and Caltrain/High-Speed Rail Connections with support from San Francisco's Prop K half-cent sales tax for transportation. We also provide oversight for the project.
The basement of the Salesforce Transit Center will be the terminal station for Caltrain once it is extended from its current location at Fourth and King streets. It will also be the northern terminus for California’s High-Speed Rail system.