Map and Route of Proposed BART Extension
BART proposes to extend its transit system line 5.5 miles from the existing Dublin/Pleasanton Station to the City of Livermore. The proposed extension will be within the median of Interstate 580 (I-580) from the Dublin/Pleasanton Station to a new station near the Isabel Avenue/I-580 interchange. A storage and maintenance facility would be required near the system's end-of-line. BART evaluated several potential locations for the storage and maintenance facility and chose a location north of I-580 and west of North Livermore Avenue. Click here for potential storage and maintenance faciltiy locations. The BART to Livermore Project extension also incorporates an efficient bus-to-BART transfer and a network of express buses to connect the new BART station to other destinations such as Downtown Livermore, the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) Train Station at Vasco Road, and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
The primary goals of the BART to Livermore Extension Project are to:
- Provide an affordable and effective transit link from the existing BART system to:
- Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) stations
- Key destinations in Livermore, including Downtown Livermore and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Provide an alternative travel mode for automobile commuters that use I-580
- Alternative to traffic congestion
- Improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Create opportunities for transit-oriented development and local investment
Cost & Funding
Funding for the project is provided through a number of local and regional sources. The cost estimate to design and contruct the project is $1.6 billion*. Currently, $533 million or thirty-three percent of the needed funds have been committed to the design and construction of the project.
PROJECT DESIGN AND CONSTURCTION FUNDING (as of July 2017)
|Sales Tax - Alameda County Measure BB (2014)||$398 million|
Regional Bridge Tolls –
|Local – City of Livermore Impact Fees||$40 million|
*The estimate includes $300M to escalate the cost to the midpoint of construction (2024).