Search company, investor...
Transbay Joint Powers Authority company logo

Transbay Joint Powers Authority

Founded Year


About Transbay Joint Powers Authority

Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) has primary jurisdiction with respect to all matters concerning the financing, design, development, construction, and operation of the Transbay Program. The authority was founded in 2001 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Headquarters Location

425 Mission Street Suite 250

San Francisco, California, 94105,

United States

Missing: Transbay Joint Powers Authority's Product Demo & Case Studies

Promote your product offering to tech buyers.

Reach 1000s of buyers who use CB Insights to identify vendors, demo products, and make purchasing decisions.

Missing: Transbay Joint Powers Authority's Product & Differentiators

Don’t let your products get skipped. Buyers use our vendor rankings to shortlist companies and drive requests for proposals (RFPs).

Latest Transbay Joint Powers Authority News

Opinion: How California can build sustainable public transportation

Feb 10, 2023

The first step is to empower agencies to rigorously evaluate what they choose to fund and build Share this: | UPDATED: February 10, 2023 at 5:16 a.m. Over 40% of California’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector, mostly from people driving alone. Our roads, planet and health can’t take much more. As our population continues to grow, we need to create more sustainable ways to get around. Along with other sustainable modes, public transit needs to be a much larger part of California’s future. The state and federal governments are making extraordinary investments in infrastructure, but the cost of building these projects still exceeds what we have. How do we avoid coming up short? By making sure public agencies are able to fund, plan, design and build quickly, cost effectively, fairly and with good public value. There are plenty of reasons for doubt. According to the Eno Center for Transportation, construction costs in California are among the highest in the United States, which are the highest in the world. The Eno Center found California projects that involve tunneling will cost more than $1 billion per mile while costs in countries similar to ours average less than $350 million per mile. The causes of these problems are known. Cumbersome standards, complicated utility relocations, litigious planning processes, funding programs that spread money around (but never enough for any one project to really move forward), low tolerance for community disruption and persistent requests for betterments from municipalities — all have contributed to delays and challenges in delivering projects. There is no silver bullet solution but we must strive to do better. The first step is to empower agencies to rigorously evaluate what they choose to fund and build — what and how we build are of equal importance. Politicians and public agencies often commit to projects and cost estimates too early, skewing funding decisions and public expectations. We need evaluation processes that ensure that the projects that get built align with the state’s goals for the climate, equity and the economy, and that the project sponsors are effectively managing project risks. We also need to proactively address project governance, management and staffing. It needs to be easier for project sponsors to compete for and hire top talent from multiple disciplines from around the world and bring them together under one roof. And we need to determine how to expedite things that take too long — like permits and approvals, utility relocation and securing enough funding to meaningfully advance a project. There is no perfect project, only good processes that consistently deliver better and speedier results. We are hopeful. Many agencies are taking steps in the right direction. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is launching Transit 2050+,  a service vision that, if successful, will help the region be more strategic about what to build. The Transbay Joint Powers Authority and its partners in San Francisco are proactively setting up project delivery oversight and management structures to de-risk the delivery of the Portal project. LA Metro established independent construction authorities to build up the institutional capacity to deliver major projects. The Gold Line and Expo Line Construction Authorities delivered two projects mostly on-time and on budget. These types of solutions are routine elsewhere, but rare here. It doesn’t have to be this way. Each planning cycle and each project is a test of what we’re capable of. There is no better time to reshape our approach to infrastructure planning and delivery. Eli Lipmen is the executive director of Move LA. Philip Plotch is the principal researcher at the Eno Center for Transportation. Laura Tolkoff is the transportation policy director of  SPUR.

Transbay Joint Powers Authority Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Transbay Joint Powers Authority founded?

    Transbay Joint Powers Authority was founded in 2001.

  • Where is Transbay Joint Powers Authority's headquarters?

    Transbay Joint Powers Authority's headquarters is located at 425 Mission Street, San Francisco.

  • Who are Transbay Joint Powers Authority's competitors?

    Competitors of Transbay Joint Powers Authority include RailWorks and 4 more.

Compare Transbay Joint Powers Authority to Competitors


Martinus delivers medium to large-scale rail infrastructure projects and rail systems construction across Australia, New Zealand, and Chile. The company specializes in turnout systems, switches and crossings, railway engineering, spares and track components, track construction, overhead wiring, crane rail, civil works, and rail maintenance. Martinus was founded in 2005 and is based in Kirrawee, Australia.

San Mateo County Transit District Logo
San Mateo County Transit District

San Mateo County Transit District operates as administrative services for the principal public transit and transportation programs in San Mateo County. It was founded in 1976 and is based in San Mateo, California.

Marin Transit

Marin Transit provides local transit services. It contracts for operations and maintenance of transit services and provides interactive service maps, a trip planner, and real-time arrival tracking. Marin Transit was founded in 1964 and is based in San Rafael, California.


E21 LLC aims to provide Mid-Atlantic businesses with on-site power generation services, allowing companies to take advantage of renewable energy's predictable cost. E21 aims to provide a turn-key solution, with the customer able to acquire an on-site system with no capital costs.

Railway Supply Group

Railway Supply Group is a group of railway equipment supply companies that offers railway product supplies ranging from track maintenance to specialty railcar components. The company was founded in 1960 and is based in Elmhurst, Illinois.

The SRT Group

The SRT Group, Inc. (SRT) is a technology oriented firm focused on developing and licensing energy technologies. SRT has developed and patented advanced halogen-based processes for: nn‚· electrical energy storage,nn‚· renewable hydrogen production,nn‚· biowaste (carbonaceous waste) treatment,nn‚· multi-emission (SOx, NOx, Hg, HAPs) control,nn‚· solar energy conversion to heat & electricity,nn‚· liquid fuel production from hydrogen,nn‚· sour-gas (H2S) sweetening, andnn‚· greenhouse gas reduction. nnThe enforcement of the Clean Air & Water Acts, renewable portfolio standards, growth in peak electric demand, and the rise in oil & natural gas prices create an immediate opportunity for SRT's patented processes. The company's near-term goal is to develop the biowaste to biofuel technology with energy storage, followed by the clean-coal & sour-gas technologies, and eventually SRT's solar processes. The solar technology will integrate all the SRT processes into a benign total energy system suitable for most of the planet.

Discover the right solution for your team

The CB Insights tech market intelligence platform analyzes millions of data points on vendors, products, partnerships, and patents to help your team find their next technology solution.

Request a demo

CBI websites generally use certain cookies to enable better interactions with our sites and services. Use of these cookies, which may be stored on your device, permits us to improve and customize your experience. You can read more about your cookie choices at our privacy policy here. By continuing to use this site you are consenting to these choices.