The Latest: Officials deny $2 billion transit center lawsuit

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, people stop to look at the closed Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco. The general contractor that managed San Francisco's troubled $2.2 billion transit terminal is suing the agency in charge of the project, alleging faulty design and and mismanagement led to construction delays and costs overruns that cost the company $150 million. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits over a $2 billion transit terminal in San Francisco (all times local):

4 p.m.

The agency in charge of a troubled $2 billion San Francisco transit terminal is fighting back against a lawsuit filed by the general contractor that managed the project’s construction.

The joint venture of Webcor Builders and Obayashi Corp. filed the lawsuit Tuesday in San Francisco. It claims design and planning mistakes sent construction soaring and led to overruns that cost the joint venture $150 million.

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority, which operates the Salesforce Transit Center, said in response Wednesday that it will hold the contractor “responsible for their contractual commitment to deliver this project.”

The authority said it is reviewing the complaint.

The terminal closed last month after cracks were found in steel beams.

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3:05 p.m.

The general contractor that managed construction of San Francisco’s troubled $2.2 billion transit terminal is suing the agency in charge of the project alleging faulty design and mismanagement.

The joint venture of Webcor Builders and Obayashi Corp. filed the lawsuit Tuesday in San Francisco.

The lawsuit claims design and planning mistakes sent construction soaring and led to costs overruns that cost the joint venture $150 million.

The contractor said it submitted 12,000 requests for information and 1,603 change order requests to officials with the Transbay Joint Powers Authority during construction of the terminal in downtown San Francisco.

The project has been mired in litigation.

The terminal closed last month after cracks were found in steel beams.

Agency spokeswoman Christine Falvey did not immediately return a phone message Wednesday seeking comment.

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