"A crumbling park at the top, a cracked beam at the bottom, this is just not the right agency," Supervisor Aaron Peskin said.
Peskin says the three to six month hold on funding will be a catalyst for figuring out which agency will oversee phase two.
Cracks are in upper left and lower right of beams pic.twitter.com/MTu0KNAE2y— Melanie Woodrow (@MelanieWoodrow) October 23, 2018
Still, Transbay Joint Powers Authority Executive Director Mark Zabaneh says he is hopeful they can regain control of the project.
"Well obviously the board of supervisors is very disappointed about the developments in the Transit Center. I accept that, I understand that but my hope is that we'll regain their credibility in the program and move forward," Zabaneh said.
The board of supervisors' disappointment was palpable.
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"The cameras are here for a reason because we have a problem and we have a problem because there always seems to be shady details," Supervisor Malia Cohen said as she chastised Zabaneh for not being able to answer questions about the TJPA's operation costs.
Next steps at the Transit Center pic.twitter.com/JRw36qvdW5— Melanie Woodrow (@MelanieWoodrow) October 23, 2018
Both the supervisors and TJPA say they are committed to maintaining the schedule and momentum of the downtown extension.
The suspended funding will not impact the repairs to the Transit Center which will be covered by the contractor or designer depending on what caused the cracked beams.
There are people on site right now ready to take samples to make that determination once the peer review approves the sampling method. That will take 5-7 days, then another two weeks to do the testing.
Test results will be back in mid-November. Only then will TJPA have a date on when the Salesforce Transit Center (Transbay Terminal) will reopen.— Melanie Woodrow (@MelanieWoodrow) October 23, 2018
Further financial assistance to the TJPA is suspended in unanimous vote. Phase 2 of Transit Center project on hold. Board lacks confidence in TJPA. This will *not* affect repairs.— Melanie Woodrow (@MelanieWoodrow) October 23, 2018
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