RescueAir Awarded San Francisco Transbay Transit Center Contract

Webcor Builders has tapped Rescue Air Systems of San Carlos, CA to design and build a FARS system for San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center.

This 1 million square foot project has been described as the “Grand Central of the West.” It is the largest approved public transportation project in the country at $4 billion.

The Transbay Transit Center will replace the Transbay Terminal at First and Mission Streets in San Francisco with a modern regional transit hub connecting eight Bay Area counties and the State of California through nine transit systems: AC Transit, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit, Greyhound, MUNI, SamTrans, WestCAT and the future High Speed Rail from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Additionally, it will extend Caltrain and California High Speed Rail underground from Caltrain’s current terminal at 4th and King streets into the new downtown Transit Center and create a new neighborhood with homes, offices, parks and shops surrounding the new Transit Center.

“We’re always pleased to do projects in San Francisco, because San Francisco was one of the nation’s earliest advocates and adopters of FARS,” says RescueAir CEO Anthony Turiello. “It’s particularly gratifying to be a part of a massive project such as this one, which will have such a significant positive impact on the region. We take great pride in knowing that we have contributed to the safety and well-being of the public who use the facility and the fire service professionals who defend it.”

Webcor/Obayashi, Joint Venture is the CM/GC for Phase I of the project, including the construction of a new five-story Transit Center Building with one above-grade bus level, ground floor, concourse, and two below-grade rail levels serving Caltrain and the future California High Speed Rail. It will also include a 5.4 acre public rooftop park.

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