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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November Lunch Program The San Francisco Central Subway Project

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time



Speaker: John Funghi of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

To attend, register here by Friday, November 9

Contact Lauren Proctor, lauren.proctor@ch2m.com, if you encounter any problems with registering.

The Central Subway Project will construct a modern, efficient light-rail line that will improve public transportation in San Francisco. This new 1.7-mile extension of Muni's T Third Line will provide direct connections to major retail, sporting, and cultural venues while efficiently transporting people to jobs, educational opportunities and other amenities throughout the city. With stops in South of Market (SoMa), Yerba Buena, Union Square, and Chinatown, the Central Subway will vastly improve transit options for the residents of one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in the country, provide a rapid transit link to a burgeoning technology and digital-media hub, and improve access to a premier commercial district and tourist attraction.

The Central Subway Project is the second phase of the SFMTA's Third Street Light Rail Transit Project. Phase 1 of the project constructed a 5.1-mile light-rail line along the densely populated 3rd Street corridor. The first segment of the T Third Line opened to customers in April 2007, restoring light-rail service to a high transit-ridership area of San Francisco for the first time in 50 years.

Phase 2, the Central Subway Project, will extend the T Third Line from the 4th Street Caltrain Station to Chinatown, providing a direct, rapid transit link from the Bayshore and Mission Bay areas to SoMa, Union Square,and downtown. Four new stations will be built along the 1.7-mile Central

Subway Project alignment:
*4th and Brannan Station at 4th and Brannan streets (street level)
*Yerba Buena/Moscone Station at 4th and Folsom streets (subway)
*Union Square/Market Street Station on Stockton Street at Union Square (subway)
*Chinatown Station at Stockton and Washington streets (subway)

The Central Subway Project will contribute greatly to San Francisco's economic competitiveness and help secure the city's status as a regional, national, and global hub. It will provide a clean, pollution-free transit alternative that will reduce the environmental impact of transportation, save natural resources, reduce traffic congestion and improve transportation options for an underserved area of San Francisco.

About Our Speaker:

John Funghi, P.E., has served as a Program Director for SFMTA since late 2006, managing the Central Subway Program. He is a licensed Civil Engineer and licensed General Contractor with 29 years of vast, hands-on project manager/engineer experience. He is an honors graduate in Civil Engineering from California State University - San Luis Obispo. His career and experience has been developed primarily through private practice overseeing major capital improvement projects from conceptual design through construction build-out in the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska.

TIME:
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration/Mingling/Lunch Served
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Speaker Presentation
12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Q & A

LOCATION:
Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) Board Room
1415 L Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814

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