BART invites public comment on East Contra Costa County extension


BART invites public comment on East Contra Costa County extension

Proposed project would extend service from Pittsburg/Bay Point Station to Antioch

BART wants the public's opinion on a proposal to extend the system into Eastern Contra Costa County. The agency is looking to see what people have to say about the potential impacts an extension would have on the environment, neighbors and businesses. The public comment period ends on April 15, 2008.

"We have full funding for Phase I of eBART," said BART Board President Gail Murray. "The proposed project adds 10 miles to the BART system. When completed, the eBART extension will be a triple-win scenario for the Bay Area. Not only will eBART help ease congestion on Highway 4 and reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases, it will be a foundation for future BART expansion in East Contra Costa County."

PHASE 1: PITTSBURG TO ANTIOCH
The eBART extension would use Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) train technology to connect passengers to conventional BART trains at the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART Station. eBART would provide service from the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station, with tracks in the Highway 4 median, a station near Railroad Avenue in Pittsburg, and a station near Hillcrest Avenue in Antioch. Future phases could extend DMU trains past Antioch to Oakley, Brentwood, Byron/Discovery Bay and beyond. You can learn more about the eBART by visiting www.eBARTproject.org.

SEVERAL WAYS FOR PUBLIC TO COMMENT
Interested residents may make comments via mail:

BART Planning Dept.,
Attn: Katie Balk
300 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA     94612

Email: info@ebartproject.org

or

Fax: (510) 464-7673