BART Board approves contract on Eastern Contra Costa County extension
The BART Board of Directors has made a major step to improving the commute for hundreds of thousands of Eastern Contra Costa County drivers who battle the horrendous Highway 4 traffic each day. In a historic 7-to-1 vote this morning, the Board approved the first construction contract to build a 10-mile extension from the Pittsburg/Bay Point Station to the City of Antioch, called eBART or Eastern Contra Costa County BART. The Board awarded West Bay Builders, Inc., of Novato, Calif., a $26 million contract to build the transfer platform and make some of the necessary rail improvements to begin extending the line to a terminus station at Hillcrest Avenue in Antioch. To learn more about the project, watch the BARTtv News story or visit www.bart.gov/eBART.