Grant Applications


The Grant Development Department works collaboratively with all BART departments to determine the best projects and programs to put forth for possible external funding dependent upon eligibility criteria and program constraints. Grant opportunities are available from the federal, state, regional and local level. BART also partners with cities, counties and other transit agencies when necessary to put forth the most most competitive applications for discretionary funds.

The following list represents grant applications submitted for funding. Awarded amounts may vary dependent upon the amount of funds available by fund source. 

Project Title: Lafayette Town Center Path and Bike Station

Project Description: This project is a collaboration between the City of Lafayette and BART. The project would provide an enhanced pedestrian path and plaza connecting the Lafayette BART Station and Downtown Lafayette. The project would also include a new bike station at the south entrance of the Lafayette BART Station.

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: Local - Contra Costa County Measure J Transportation for Livable Communities, and Pedestrian Bicycle Trail Facilities

Status: Awarded

Project Title:  Pittsburg/Bay Point Station Access Improvement Project

Project Description: This project would provide a new bike lane, connecting the Delta de Anza Trail and the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART Station.  The project would also pave a currently vacant plot of land adjacent to the station and provide a 400-500 space parking lot.

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: Local - One Bay Area Grant

Status: Not Awarded

Project Title:  El Cerrito del Norte Station Access Improvement Project

Project Description: This project will expand and enhance a segment of the Ohlone Greenway on the east side of the El Cerrito del Norte BART station into a pedestrian promenade, featuring seating, additional trees, a raised crosswalk and improvements to the bus drop-off lane.

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: Local - Contra Costa County Measure J Transportation for Livable Communities

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Train Seat Modification Project

Project Description: This proposed project will modify 360 existing BART cars to provide immediate capacity relief on the BART system. 

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: Regional - Transit Performance Initiative

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Transbay Corridor TOD Implementation Strategies

Project Description: This grant will be used to develop a comprehensive TOD strategy that fills the remaining gaps in transportation management and development implementation in the Transbay corridor. The cities of Oakland and San Francisco have either recently adopted TOD-supportive land use plans, or are in the planning stages. However, the plans do not account for transit capacity constraints in the Transbay Corridor. The grant will fund activities that will enable BART to increase transit ridership by encouraging reverse commuting to Oakland, and incentivizing BART riders to commute to Downtown San Francisco at times outside the peak hour.

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: Federal Transit Administration – Transit Oriented Development Planning Pilot Program

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Integrated Carpool to Transit Access Program
Project Description: This is a program to better integrate carpool access to public transit by matching passengers according to their transit station and by providing a seamless way to reserve and pay for a highly coveted parking space at a BART station.

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: Federal Transit Administration - Mobility on Demand Sandbox Demonstration Program

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Demonstration Program
Project Description: This application would provide up to 36 dedicated EV parking spaces and charging ports at the new Warm Springs station.

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: Regional - BAAQMD

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Gateway to Oakland Uptown
Project Description: GO Uptown is a collaborative project between BART and the City of Oakland to modernize the 19th St./Oakland BART Station, improve access to the station, expand station capacity and replace aging infrastructure while simultaneously reducing energy use, enhancing safety and promoting local art.

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: Federal Transit Administration - TIGER Grant Program

Status: Awarded

Other Information: Gateway to Oakland Uptown Fact Sheet

Project Title: Hayward Maintenance Complex Vehicle Overhaul Heavy Repair Facility
Project Description: Expanding BART peak period trains via construction of a vehicle overhaul and heavy repair shop.

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: State - Cap & Trade, Transit/Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP)

Status: Pending

Project Title: Daly City Bus Layover Area
Project Description: This is a collaborative project between BART and the SFMTA to expand the bus layover area within the Daly City BART Station parking lot by reducing the number of paid automobile parking spaces.

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: Local - San Francisco Prop AA

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Concord Yard Wheel Truing Facility
Project Description: This proposed project will construct a wheel truing facility at the Concord Yard.

Year of Application: 2015

Funding Source: Regional - Transit Performance Initiative

Status: Awarded

Project Title: New BART Cars
Project Description: Procurement of additional BART rail cars.

Year of Application: 2015

Funding Source: State - Cap & Trade, Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP)

Status: Awarded

Project Title: BART West Oakland Bike Locker Plaza
Project Description: The project will fund the purchase of electronic bike lockers for deployment at the West Oakland BART Station. It will also transform an underutilized landscaping strip immediately adjacent to the station fare gates into a bike locker plaza. In addition to the locker plaza and new lockers, bike racks located on the main plaza will be reconfigured and racks will be added.

Year of Application: 2015

Funding Source: Regional - Transportation For Clean Air

Status: Awarded

Other Information: West Oakland Bike Station Area Map

Project Title: State of Good Repair 
Project Description: These FY15 Federal funds will be used for elements of BART's systemwide rehabilitation, renovation and replacement program.

Year of Application: 2014

Funding Source: Federal - CA-54-0041 FY15 State of Good Repair Funds

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Paratransit and Access Improvements
Project Description: These FY15 Federal funds will be used for ADA Paratransit Capital Accessibility Improvements and Preventive Maintenance.

Year of Application: 2014

Funding Source: Federal - CA-90-Z276 FY15 Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Funds

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Track Extension and Berkeley Station Improvements
Project Description: These Federal funds will provide critical track extensions in order to provide the BART system with additional operational flexibility and additional capacity.  Also included in this application are funds for the Downtown Berkeley BART station improvements.

Year of Application: 2014

Funding Source: Federal - CA-95-X301 Transit Performance Initiative

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Gateway to Oakland Uptown
Project Description: The modernization of BART’s 19th St/Oakland station would improve the safety and circulation of passengers between train platforms, the station concourse, and the street level. A new elevator on the north end of the station would provide a direct ADA-accessible connection to AC Transit’s Uptown Transit Center, Broadway shuttle, and new San Leandro to Oakland Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line. Also, The City of Oakland 20th Street Complete Streets Plan would provide an enhanced multimodal transportation corridor between the 19th St/Oakland BART station and nearby housing, employment, retail, and entertainment, as well as link to recreational opportunities at Lake Merritt. 

Year of Application: 2014

Funding Source: Federal Transit Administration - TIGER Grant Program

Status: Not Awarded

Other Information: Gateway to Oakland Uptown Fact Sheet