The Central Subway Project has achieved many significant milestones. The following list is a sampling of project achievements, including links to blog posts that include more information about some of these accomplishments.
Key milestones include:
- June 15, 2014: Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the SFMTA celebrate the completion of tunneling work for the Central Subway Project
- January 24, 2014: Second Central Subway TBM to pass under Market Street, BART this week
- November 25, 2013: TBM Big Alma Launches, Commencing Construction of Second Central Subway Tunnel
- September 30, 2013: Removal of the former Pagoda Theater in North Beach is complete. Project Director John Funghi donates a piece of concrete from the foundation of a historic church that had previously occupied the site.
- August 1, 2013: Tunneling crews assemble Big Alma, the Central Subway’s second TBM
- July 26, 2013: TBM Mom Chung launches, beginning tunnel construction beneath SF
- June 6, 2013: Mayor Lee, public officials, community members celebrate TBM Mom Chung and upcoming start of tunneling
- May 2013: The SFMTA awards the Central Subway's largest and final major construction contract to California-based firm Tutor-Perini. The $840 million contract, Contract 1300, includes construction of stations, tracks and operating systems.
- April 2013: The Central Subway's first tunnel boring machine, Mom Chung, arrives in San Francisco
- April 2013: The U.S. Department of Transportation awards $142.2 million in New Starts funds to the Central Subway through the annual Transportation Appropriations bill
- January 2013: Members of the public participate in an online poll to name the Central Subway's tunnel boring machines after historic San Francisco women
For prior project milestones, please see the project milestones archive PDF.