BART Releases Draft EIS on Warm Springs Extension


BART Releases Draft EIS on Warm Springs Extension

Public to have opportunity to comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 to gather comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Warm Springs Extension project.

The project will extend BART service an additional 5.4 miles south from the Fremont BART Station to a new station in the Warm Springs district of Fremont, with an optional station in Fremont's Irvington district.

The public can submit verbal or written comments at the April 12 public hearing. In addition, the public can submit written comments via U.S. mail to:

BART Warm Springs Extension
Attention Ms. Shari Adams
P.O. Box 12688
Oakland, CA 94604-2688

via fax to (510) 287-4747

or via email to bartwarmspringsextension@bart.gov.

All comments must be received by 5 p.m. on April 25, 2005.

BACKGROUND

An Environmental Impact Report and Supplemental Environmental Impact Report were previously prepared for this project in 1992 and 2003 respectively. BART prepared both documents in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and BART are preparing the EIS in order to satisfy the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), which will make the project eligible for federal funding.

Environmental issues analyzed in the DEIS include, but are not limited to:

  • Transportation and traffic impacts;
  • The use of parkland, including Fremont Central Park;
  • Biological resources and sensitive species;
  • Land use, including consistency of proposed stations with local plans and policies;
  • Potential impacts to historic and cultural resources; and
  • Noise and vibration impacts on homes and other sensitive receptors near the tracks.

Anyone needing special assistance to attend the meeting should call the project information line at (510) 476-3900 at least 72 hours prior to the public meeting. The meeting facility is ADA compliant.


PUBLIC HEARING DETAILS

WHAT:
Public Hearing for the BART Warm Springs Extension Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Washington Township Veterans Memorial Building
37154 2nd Street
Fremont, CA 94536

WHY:
To receive public comments on the DEIS for the BART Warm Springs Extension Project

 

For more information visit the Warm Springs Extension section of the site.