BayRail Alliance Meeting on San Francisco Caltrain Downtown Extension to Transbay Transit Center
|March 10, 2009||Posted by jamie under Transbay Transit Center||
The Caltrain extension from 4th and Towsend Street over to the Transbay Transit Center is VERY important to avoid building a “bus palace” instead of a true, multi-modal transit hub for the Bay Area. This would probably be a good meeting to attend if you’re interested in learning about the Transbay Transit Center Project since Bob Beck is one of the speakers.
BayRail Alliance meeting on March 19 2009
SF Caltrain Downtown Extension/Transbay Terminal Update
Thursday, March 19, 2009
**CHANGE IN MEETING LOCATION**
301 King Street (across the street from the 4th & King Caltrain stop, next to Muni light rail. See: http://www.transitunlimited.org/4th_and_King_Station for transit information.)
6 PM – 6:45 PM order your own meal, cafeteria style, at Panera Bread. We will be seated in the back area.
6:45 PM Program starts
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Staff from the Transbay Joint Powers Authority will provide an update on the progress of the program to extend the Caltrain rail alignment for Caltrain and California High Speed Rail to a new Transbay Transit Center in downtown San Francisco. Joining us will be Robert Beck and Bradford Townsend
Robert Beck, Senior Program Manager
Robert Beck is the Senior Program Manager with the TJPA. With an engineering degree from Stanford University and a Masters in Business Administration from UC Berkeley, he is a licensed Mechanical and Civil Engineer. Mr. Beck joined the TJPA from the San Francisco Department of Public Works where he was the Deputy Director of Engineering and City Engineer. During his 18 years with Public Works and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, he oversaw a wide range of major capital projects and programs for the City and County of San Francisco.
Mr. Townsend is a Senior Associate with Hatch Mott MacDonald and is serving as the Project Manager for the PMPC on the Transbay Transit Center Program. Mr. Townsend has 32 years of construction and engineering design experience involving tunnels, heavy civil, rail and transit, highway and commercial building experience that includes design, cost estimating and construction services. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and has worked on major transportation infrastructure projects world wide. Prior to working on the TJPA program Mr. Townsend was Deputy Chief Director of Engineering for the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation.
Mr. Townsend is a recognized author of numerous tunneling papers and articles and serves on committees and working groups for both the UCA of SME North American Tunnelling Conference and ITA-AITES Working Group Nr. 19 Conventional Tunneling which is focused on “Contractual Practices” and “Monitoring” of mined excavations and stability.