As current train cars reach the end of their useful life, BART is preparing a new generation to take their place. The new cars will be more comfortable, more reliable, and designed to serve the Bay Area for the next 30 years and beyond.
Learn more about the Fleet of the Future.
Modernizing BART's train control system will allow trains to operate more frequently, A train control system operates rail vehicles and supervises scheduling and routing while preventing collisions. Modernizing BART’s 40+ year old train control is an important component in addressing critical capacity, reliability and safety needs as we make way for the Fleet of the Future.
To accommodate the much larger (a hoped for goal of 1,081 train cars) and more technologically advanced Fleet of the Future, BART will need to build a state of the art maintenance and storage facility. The proposed Hayward Maintenance Complex Project would be just that. By improving underdeveloped BART property on-site, and acquiring adjacent commercial property, the new complex will be large enough to service up to 250 vehicles.
Learn more about the Hayward Maintenance Complex.
BART is embarking on a Station Modernization Program that will invest resources and efforts into the existing core stations and surrounding areas. By upgrading and modernizing station functionality and improving capacity and flow, stations will become safer and more pleasant places to be.
Learn more about the Station Modernization Program.
From fresh paint to power washing, BART has targeted select stations for extra care. Special teams of BART workers, our Brightening Crews, perform maintenance and deep cleaning that is producing dramatic results. Thanks for your patience as we work together to make a better BART.
The BART Warm Springs Extension will add 5.4 miles of new track from the existing Fremont Station South to a new station in the Warm Springs District in Fremont.
Learn more about the Warm Springs Extension.
BART’s Transit-Oriented Development program aims to help create great communities near stations through development of BART property and partnerships with cities. BART’s goal is to build 20,000 homes and 4.5 million square feet of commercial space on 250 acres of BART-owned property. To help address the Bay Area’s housing crisis, 7,000 of these homes will be affordable.
For more information please see the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) page.
The Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza and Transit Area Improvement Project will create a new BART destination for the downtown area, while improving access for residents and employees. The project will also improve public space around the station, including safety, commerce, arts and entertainment, sidewalks, and landscaping.
Learn more about the Downtown Berkeley Plaza Project.
BART has initiated an Earthquake Safety Program to improve vulnerable portions of the original BART system—making it safer for the public and BART employees. Parts of the system with the highest traffic will be upgraded for overall safety, and so that BART can return to operation quickly after a major earthquake.
Learn more about the Earthquake Safety Program.
In 2010, BART completed a Program-Level Environmental Impact Report for an extension to Livermore—a big step toward enhancing BART service in the Tri-Valley. BART is now preparing a Project-Level Environmental Impact Report that will provide more engineering detail on the extension and a better assessment of benefits and impacts.
Learn more about BART to Livermore.
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is managing a project to extend BART to Silicon Valley. The 16-mile extension will provide a fast, reliable and convenient alternative to driving in two of the most congested highway corridors in the Bay Area.
Learn more about BART to Silicon Valley.
BART is 40 years old and needs system-wide upgrades to continue to provide high quality service to its riders. In addition, the Bay Area will grow over the next 40 years, and BART will need to grow with it to meet demand. Future BART is an effort to map out the future of BART, and how best to improve the existing system while growing at the same time.
Learn more about Future BART.