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Potrero Yard Modernization Project

Potrero Yard Reimagined – Building a Bus Yard that Blends in with the Neighborhood

Conceptual Design Sketches

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17th and Bryant streets

Mariposa and Hampshire streets

A detailed version of the before/after images is available.
Project Introduction

In 2017, the SFMTA launched the Building Progress Program$1.2 billion multi-year effort, to repair, renovate, and modernize the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's (SFMTA) aging facilities to keep the City moving.

Potrero Yard, located at Bryant and Mariposa streets, is the first site scheduled under the Program that the SFMTA  will modernize and renovate. 

The Potrero Yard Modernization Project will replace the obsolete two-story maintenance building and bus yard with a modern, three-story, efficient bus maintenance and storage garage, equipped to serve the SFMTA’s growing fleet as it transitions to battery electric vehicles.

A modern Potrero Yard will better serve our customers by facilitating more reliable and convenient bus service, and by making service more resilient in the event of a natural disaster.

Public tours of Potrero Yard are usually offered monthly. Check here for our current schedule of tours:

Potrero Yard public tour information  

(You can also take a virtual tour of the yard.) 

Project Timeline 
2018 to 2022
2022 to 2023
Design & Permitting
2024 to 2027
Receive new buses
Cost Estimate
$500 m (in 2019 dollars and exclusive of costs not directly related to construction)
Current Phase or Stage
Predicted Completion
Project Status
Environmental Review
Project Success
On schedule
Provide needed space for a growing bus fleet.
Facilitate the transition to a battery electric fleet.
Improve the efficiency and timeliness of bus maintenance and repairs.
Improve working conditions for all staff and enhance resiliency to climate change and natural disasters.

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Contact Information
Potrero Yard
Kerstin Magary, Facilities and Real Property Management Senior Manager
Bonnie Jean von Krogh, Building Progress Public Affairs Manager
John Angelico, Public Information Officer