A dynamic, rapidly growing community and a global hub of the thriving technology and digital-media industry, San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood will have the chance to grow even further with an underground connection to the T Third Line. The conveniently located Yerba Buena/Moscone Station will vastly improve access to jobs, residences, Moscone Center and an outstanding array of artistic and cultural venues in this vibrant area.
SoMa has experienced unprecedented economic and residential growth in recent years. The area around the Central Subway is now home to more than 10 percent of the city’s jobs, and it continues to attract a diverse array of new and established technology firms. It is also a thriving cultural and artistic hub, home to museums, galleries, restaurants, retailers and artisanal manufacturers.
The Central Subway and the Yerba Buena/Moscone Station were designed to respond to transit needs and to accommodate the continued growth expected in SoMa. Currently, travelers along busy 4th Street rely on Muni buses, such as the 8X Bayshore Express, the 30 Stockton and the 45 Union/Stockton, that have long been overcrowded and slow due to traffic congestion and capacity needs. With continued growth expected in SoMa and the interchanges of three major highways contributing to persistently heavy traffic, the Central Subway is a vital investment to speed up travel through this area.