BART releases Draft FY08 10-year Operating Plan and 25-year Capital Improvement Program


BART releases Draft FY08 10-year Operating Plan and 25-year Capital Improvement Program

BART's Fiscal Year 2008 Draft Short Range Transit Plan and Capital Improvement Program (SRTP/CIP) is now available. Prepared in compliance with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's (MTC) guidelines and principles, the SRTP/CIP is required by the Federal Transit Administration and the MTC as a condition of grant funding. The SRTP/CIP provides analyses of BART's funding needs, priorities, and funding strategies for its operations through FY17 and for its capital programs through FY32 and is a baseline to use when considering important financial decisions.

Download the Draft Fiscal Year 2008 Short Range Transit Plan and Capital Improvement Program (SRTP/CIP). (1.25 mb .pdf file)

The SRTP/CIP is a management and financial planning tool, providing a long-term perspective that begins with the current fiscal year's operating and capital programs and then lays out the District's approach to decision-making for the next ten years for its operating program and for the next twenty-five years for its capital program. The document gives an overview of BART's organization, facilities, and fare structure, as well as information on current rail ridership, service, and operating performance. Forecasts of ridership, service plans and operating revenues and expenses are also provided.

Highlights of Draft SRTP/CIP include:

  • Operating finances stabilize after several years of deficits; after FY15, positive operating budgets are forecast although, as in any forecast, major financial uncertainties remain.

  •  The next focus areas for the District's operating budget are improving system cleanliness and augmenting capacity; continuing to implement the Strategic Maintenance Program; maintaining the District's financial stability and building adequate reserves; and contributing to the very underfunded Capital Program, which includes system reinvestment, earthquake safety, security, service and capacity enhancement, and system expansion.

  •  System reinvestment includes the comprehensive Second Generation Renovation Program, estimated to cost $5.5 billion, that affects all the elements essential to BART's operation. The focus is on developing, refining, and securing funding for these critical renovation projects. " Service and capacity enhancement projects, estimated to cost $2.5 billion, are also vital to meet BART's growing ridership. The District will need to find funding to add shop and yard facilities, procure more train cars, and make improvements to station access, vertical circulation, and platform capacity.

The public can download the District's Draft FY08 SRTP/CIP. Requests for hard copies can be made on the website, or the document may be picked up at BART's Media & Public Affairs Office. The following public libraries will also have copies available for review.

UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies Library
412 McLaughlin Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720

Castro Valley Public Library
20055 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Contra Costa County Library Documents Unit
1750 Oak Park Blvd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4497

Dublin Public Library
7606 Amador Valley Blvd.
Dublin, CA 94568

Fremont Public Library
39770 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, CA 94538

Hayward Public Library
835 C Street
Hayward, CA 94541

Metropolitan Transportation Commission Library
101 8th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Oakland Public Library
125 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Pittsburg Public Library
80 Power Avenue
Pittsburg, CA 94565

S. F. Municipal Railway Planning Division Library
949 Presidio Avenue, Room 204
San Francisco, CA 94115

Pleasanton Public Library
4333 Black Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Berkeley Public Library Reference Division
Shattuck Avenue and Kittredge
Berkeley, CA 94704

Richmond Public Library
325 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804

San Francisco Public Library, Gov't Information Center
Civic Center
San Francisco, CA 94102

San Mateo County Library Millbrae Branch
1 Library Ave
Millbrae, CA 94030

Santa Clara County Free Library
1095 North 7th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

The public may also submit written comments from now through September 13, 2007 to the following address:
Draft FY08 SRTP/CIP Comments
BART Office of Planning and Budget
300 Lakeside, LKS16
Oakland, CA 94612

Fax: (510) 287-4751

Email: srtpcip@bart.gov