On Saturday, August 7th, 2010 the Transbay Terminal at First and Mission closes for a proposed six-year renovation. That same day, the Temporary Transbay Terminal, located one and a half blocks away and bordered by Main, Beale, Howard and Folsom streets officially opens for business. AC Transit and MUNI operations will be relocated to this facility.
LightHouse Partners with TJPA, Offers Maps and Training
The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) has partnered with the San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind to provide enhanced accessibility and safety of the terminal for blind and visually impaired travelers. Braille, tactile and large print maps of the terminal will be available through the LightHouse. Certified LightHouse Orientation and Mobility Specialists will be available by appointment to provide information, guidance and route training through the initial changeover period, with direct free emboridery designs services through December 2010.
LightHouse representatives will be on hand to answer questions at the Temporary Transbay Terminal Open House on August 3 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Blind and visually impaired individuals desiring up to two hours of one-on-one instruction can arrange for an appointment with a certified Lighthouse Orientation and Mobility Specialist by calling (415) 694-7302 or emailing email@example.com.
Braille, tactile and large print maps of the terminal can be ordered by calling (415) 694-7302 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and to read the official press release, go to http://bit.ly/TempTransbay