House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg were in San Francisco Thursday to tour the delayed Central Subway project.
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg were in San Francisco today to check out progress on the long-delayed Central Subway project.
The Muni Metro extension through SOMA, Union Square and Chinatown is still set to serve passengers in the fall.
This is the ride so many have been waiting for. Construction on the Central Subway is nearly done.
Today, we tagged along as local and national leaders rode the train on the underground rail line from Union Square to Chinatown.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the U.S. Transportation Secretary got a closer look at what crews have been working on for years.
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“Thank the community for their patience for the many many years of construction,” said SF Mayor London Breed.
Work began in 2010 on the Central Subway line.
Originally, it was supposed to be done by December 2018.
The $1.6 billion dollar project stretches 1.7 miles and would connect San Francisco’s downtown areas to Chinatown through four stations.
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Leaders today applauded the progress on this massive transit project.
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