The Transbay Terminal was the major bus terminal for the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (Muni)
and three regional transit systems (AC Transit, Golden Gate Transit, and SamTrans), and Greyhound long-haul
buses in the South-of-Market area of San Francisco. The terminal had long been in disrepair.
A plan to reconstruct the terminal was finally approved, an EIS/EIR was certified, project funding made
available, and the project is now under construction. The new Transbay Transit Center complex will include
a state-of-the art facility with California High Speed Rail and Caltrain commuter rail in the underground level,
and a total of 30 bus bays. AC Transit and Greyhound will use the upper levels, and Muni, SamTrans and Golden
Gate Transit buses will use the ground level.
CHS Consulting Group has had a long standing involvement with this project. CHS Principal Chi-Hsin Shao served
twice as the Deputy Project Manager during the conceptual planning phase and was involved in the project EIS/EIR.
CHS was instrumental in reconfiguring the Fremont Street off-ramp connection and getting the design changes approved
by various stakeholders and Caltrans. CHS is presently responsible for the signal redesign for the off-ramp area.
In addition, CHS is part of the Transbay Transit Center design team, responsible for traffic signal design at seven
new locations: five on surface streets adjacent to the terminal, and two on the elevated bus deck leading to and
from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.