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:
- 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
- November 2012: The U.S. Department of Transportation awards $85 million in New Starts funds to the Central Subway through the annual Transportation Appropriations bill
- October 2012: The contract to construct the Central Subway stations, track and systems is advertised
- October 2012: Utility relocation for the Union Square/Market Street Station (Contract 1251) is completed
- October 2012: An agreement dedicating $942.2 million in federal New Starts funds to the Central Subway Project is approved
- September 2012: The San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission approves the design of Union Square entrance to the future Union Square/Market Street Station
- July 2012: The SFMTA acquires the property at the future site of the Yerba Buena/Moscone Station, a 76 gas station at the corner of 4th and Folsom streets
- July 2012: The state Legislature approves and Gov. Jerry Brown signs into law legislation that includes $61.3 million in high-speed rail connectivity funds for the project
- June 2012: The California Transportation Commission unanimously approves $61.3 million in high-speed rail connectivity funds for the Central Subway Project
- June 2012: Tunnel preconstruction ramps up, with work beginning on the tunnel launch box and Yerba Buena/Moscone Station headwalls
- March 2012: Construction begins to prepare the project alignment for tunneling
- February 2012: President Obama’s 2013 budget allocates $150 million for the Central Subway Project
- February 2012: Central Subway Project receives federal approval for site preparation work
- January 2012: Notice to Proceed No. 1 issued for tunneling contract, authorizing contractor to order twin tunnel boring machines
- January 2012: SFMTA acquires 933-949 Stockton Street, the site of the future Chinatown Station
For prior project milestones, please see the project milestones archive PDF.