Grant Applications

The Grant Development Department works collaboratively with all BART departments to determine the best projects and programs to put forth for possible external funding dependent upon eligibility criteria and program constraints. Grant opportunities are available from the federal, state, regional and local level. BART also partners with cities, counties and other transit agencies when necessary to put forth the most most competitive applications for discretionary funds.

The following list represents grant applications submitted for funding. Awarded amounts may vary dependent upon the amount of funds available by fund source. 

Project Title: BART Metro 2030 and Beyond

Project Description: The project will produce future BART service plans, focusing on 2030, and an associated prioritized list (such as new storage facilities and bypass tracks) that would fully leverage planned system investments while improving operational efficiency and maximizing ridership. By better matching BART service and regional demand patterns, the project will help implement the regional Sustainable Communities Strategy, improve job access for all communities, and reduce greenhouse gases.

Year of Application: 2018

Funding Source: Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning - Strategic Partnerships Grant

Status: Pending

Project Title: BART Sea Level Rise and Flooding Resiliency Advancement

Project Description: BART will supplement the previous adaptation planning grant study to further advance the adaptation options and supporting information to a level adequate for decision-making. Advancing adaptation may include but not limited to schematic/conceptual design; language updates to BART's building design standards; and developing or revising evauation and operation plans.

Year of Application: 2018

Funding Source: Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning - Adaptation Planning Grant

Status: Pending

Project Title: San Francisco Elevator Attendant Program

Project Description: BART has partnered with Hunters Point Family, a local San Francisco non-profit, to provide safe, clean elevator access for seniors and populations with disabilities at two BART stations, thereby enhancing access to BART and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) service. The elevator attendants greet and engage with transit patrons who take the elevator and dissuade undesirable behavior.

Year of Application: 2018

Funding Source: Federal - Human Services Coordination Research Grant

Status: Pending

Project Title: BART Station Bicycle Parking and Access Improvements

Project Description: The project will improve bicycle parking and access at the 16th St. Mission, 24th St. Mission, Civic Center, and Embarcadero BART stations. Improvements include: 1) additional bicycle parking at the 16th St. Mission and 24th St. Mission stations, 2) stair channels at the 24th St. Mission, Civic Center, and Embarcadero stations, and 3) bike station modernization and reconfiguration at the Embarcadero and Civic Center stations.

Year of Application: 2018

Funding Source: Local - San Francisco Proposition K Sales Tax

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Powell Station Modernization

Project Description: The project will upgrade and modernize the Powell Street Station to improve station function, safety, security, capacity, sustainability, appearance and improve the customer experience. Project components include relocation of ticket vending machines, wayfinding and transit maps, expanded paid area, fare evasion barriers and new fare gates.

Year of Application: 2018

Funding Source: Local - San Francisco Proposition K Sales Tax

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Balboa Park Station Area Improvements

Project Description: The project will create an open space plaza at the southern end of the Balboa Park Station in the current passenger drop-off area. The plaza will function as a multi-modal transit hub and a public open-space.

Year of Application: 2018

Funding Source: Local - San Francisco Proposition K Sales Tax

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control along BART's A-line and C-line

Project Description: Erosion control including upgrading and repairing facilities, foundations, embankments and drainage in order to mitigate erosion issues, along BART's A-line (orange) and C-line (yellow).

Year of Application: 2018

Funding Source: State: Governor's Office of Emergency Services - Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Status: Pending

Project Title: Sustainable Access Strategy for BART's Transit-Oriented Development Program

Project Description: The Sustainable Access Strategy for BART's TOD Program is a collaboration between BART and TransForm to create a new strategy for implementing multimodal station access, piloted at BART's anticipated TOD projects at the Lake Merritt BART Station in Oakland and the El Cerrito Plaza BART station. The project will engage the community and identify solutions to parking overflow, station access and gentrification concerns, and share lessons learned with other agencies.

Year of Application: 2018

Funding Source: State: Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Sustainable Communities Grant

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Pittsburg/Bay Point BART Elevator Renovation Project

Project Description: The BART Elevator Renovation Program was developed to address the growing needs of aging equipment and components that cause elevator failures in order to keep station elevators performing in a safe, reliable, and cost effective manner. Renovation of elevators at the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART Station is part of Phase 1 of the program. 

Year of Application: 2018

Funding Source: Federal (Section 5307 funds) and/or State (State Transit Assistance): Lifeline Cycle 5 - Contra Costa County Share

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Coliseum BART Elevator Renovation Project

Project Description: The BART Elevator Renovation Program was developed to address the growing needs of aging equipment and components that cause elevator failures in order to keep station elevators performing in a safe, reliable, and cost effective manner. Renovation of elevators at the Coliseum BART Station is part of Phase 1 of the program. 

Year of Application: 2018

Funding Source: Federal (Section 5307 funds) and/or State (State Transit Assistance): Lifeline Cycle 5 - Alameda County Share

Status: Awarded

Project Title: MacArthur BART Wayfinding Improvement Project

Project Description: The project will provide wayfinding signage throughout the MacArthur BART Station, including installation of more than 100 signs at the street, concourse and platform levels. The project will also include installation of real-time transit arrival displays on the concourse level of the station.

Year of Application: 2018

Funding Source: State (State Transit Assistance): Lifeline Cycle 5 - Alameda County Share

Status: Not Awarded

Project Title: Elevator Attendant Initiative

Project Description: The Elevator Attendant Initiative provides elevator attendants to operate BART/Muni street and platform elevators at downtown San Francisco stations. Their presents in the elevators will help discourage undesirable behaviors, improve elevator cleanliness and performance, reduce fare evasion, and reduce maintenance costs. The initiative will also improve access and accessibility for customers who rely on these elevators to enter and exit the transit system.

Year of Application: 2018

Funding Source: State (State Transit Assistance): Lifeline Cycle 5 - San Francisco County Share

Status: Not Awarded

Project Title: Pit Stop Program

Project Description: The Pit Stop Program provides clean and safe public toilets as well as used-needle receptacles and dog waste stations, in San Francisco's most impacted neighborhoods. Pit Stop facilities are staffed by paid attendants who help ensure that the bathrooms are well maintained and used for their intended purpose.

Year of Application: 2018

Funding Source: State (State Transit Assistance): Lifeline Cycle 5 - San Francisco County Share

Status: Not Awarded

Project Title: Transbay Corridor Core Capacity Program

Project Description: The Transbay Corridor Core Capacity Program will increase the number of trains operating through the Transbay Tube in the peak period from 23 to 30 per hour, and increase train lengths from an average of 8.9 to 10 cars, increasing peak hour capacity by 45 percent. The improvements will help to reduce crowding and maximize throughput capacity in the most heavily used part of the existing BART system, leading to increased ridership and reduced greenhouse gas emissions throughout the Bay Area and specifically within the Transbay Corridor. The Transbay Corridor Core Capacity Program includes four components: 1) the Train Control Modernization Project, 2) an additional 306 new rail cars, 3) additional vehicle storage at BART's Hayward Maintenance Complex, and 4) five new traction power substations.

Year of Application: 2018

Funding Source: State (Senate Bill 1) - Solutions for Congested Corridors Competitive Grant Program

Status: Not Awarded

Funding Source: State (Senate Bill 1) - Local Partnership Program Competitive Grant Program

Status: Not Awarded

Funding Source: State (Senate Bill 1, Cap & Trade) - Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP)

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Preventative Maintenance Program

Project Description: The Preventative Mainenance Program will use State of Good Repair funds to perform preventative maintenance on the following assets: elevators, escalators, train control, traction power equipment, train tracks, automatic fare collection machines, facilities, AC traction motors, rail cars, batteries, axles, and gearboxes.

Year of Application: 2018

Funding Source: State - State Transit Assistance, State of Good Repair

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Downtown San Francisco Escalator Replacement Project

Project Description: The project will provide partial funding for the replacement of an escalator at one of BART's busiest stations in downtown San Francisco. The project will be a component of a larger escalator replacement project.

Year of Application: 2017

Funding Source: State (Senate Bill 1) - Local Partnership Program Formula Grant Funds

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Sea Level Rise and Flooding Resiliency Study

Project Description: The project will conduct a vulnerability assessment on sea level rise and flooding issues for seven vulnerable sites on the BART system. The project will include site specific recommendations, which will inform capital improvement plans and programs.

Year of Application: 2017

Funding Source: State (Senate Bill 1) - Sustainable Communities and Adaptaion Planning Grant

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Daly City BART Station Bus & Shuttle Circulation Improvements

Project Description: The project would re-pave the back parking lot of the Daly City BART Station, stripe parking stalls and crosswalk, number stalls, and repair the existing access path from the upper lot to make it ADA compliant to and from the bus area.

Year of Application: 2017

Funding Source: Local - San Francisco Proposition K Sales Tax

Status: Awarded

Project Title: New Embarcadero Elevator

Project Description: The project will purchase and install a new vertical elevator at the north end of the Embarcadero BART/Muni Station.

Year of Application: 2017

Funding Source: Local - One Bay Area Grant - Cycle 2, San Francisco County share

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Balboa Upper Yard Coordination

Project Desciption: Coordination with City and County of San Francisco and Upper Yard Joint Development team. Includes meetings with City and developer, preparation and review of design materials, and design integration efforts for Balboa Park Station and Upper Yard project.

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: Local - San Francisco Proposition K Sales Tax

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Lafayette Town Center Path and Bike Station

Project Description: This project is a collaboration between the City of Lafayette and BART. The project would provide an enhanced pedestrian path and plaza connecting the Lafayette BART Station and Downtown Lafayette. The project would also include a new bike station at the south entrance of the Lafayette BART Station.

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: Local - Contra Costa County Measure J Transportation for Livable Communities, and Pedestrian Bicycle Trail Facilities

Status: Awarded

Project Title:  Pittsburg/Bay Point Station Access Improvement Project

Project Description: This project would provide a new bike lane, connecting the Delta de Anza Trail and the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART Station.  The project would also pave a currently vacant plot of land adjacent to the station and provide a 400-500 space parking lot.

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: Local - One Bay Area Grant - Cycle 2, Contra Costa County share

Status: Not Awarded

Project Title:  El Cerrito del Norte Station Access Improvement Project

Project Description: This project will expand and enhance a segment of the Ohlone Greenway on the east side of the El Cerrito del Norte BART station into a pedestrian promenade, featuring seating, additional trees, a raised crosswalk and improvements to the bus drop-off lane.

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: Local - Contra Costa County Measure J Transportation for Livable Communities

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Train Seat Modification Project

Project Description: This proposed project will modify 360 existing BART cars to provide immediate capacity relief on the BART system. 

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: Regional - Transit Performance Initiative

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Transbay Corridor TOD Implementation Strategies

Project Description: This grant will be used to develop a comprehensive TOD strategy that fills the remaining gaps in transportation management and development implementation in the Transbay corridor. The cities of Oakland and San Francisco have either recently adopted TOD-supportive land use plans, or are in the planning stages. However, the plans do not account for transit capacity constraints in the Transbay Corridor. The grant will fund activities that will enable BART to increase transit ridership by encouraging reverse commuting to Oakland, and incentivizing BART riders to commute to Downtown San Francisco at times outside the peak hour.

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: Federal Transit Administration – Transit Oriented Development Planning Pilot Program

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Integrated Carpool to Transit Access Program
Project Description: This is a program to better integrate carpool access to public transit by matching passengers according to their transit station and by providing a seamless way to reserve and pay for a highly coveted parking space at a BART station.

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: Federal Transit Administration - Mobility on Demand Sandbox Demonstration Program

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Demonstration Program
Project Description: This application would provide up to 36 dedicated EV parking spaces and charging ports at the new Warm Springs station.

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: Regional - BAAQMD

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Gateway to Oakland Uptown
Project Description: GO Uptown is a collaborative project between BART and the City of Oakland to modernize the 19th St./Oakland BART Station, improve access to the station, expand station capacity and replace aging infrastructure while simultaneously reducing energy use, enhancing safety and promoting local art.

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: Federal Transit Administration - TIGER Grant Program

Status: Awarded

Other Information: Gateway to Oakland Uptown Fact Sheet

Project Title: Hayward Maintenance Complex Vehicle Overhaul Heavy Repair Facility
Project Description: Expanding BART peak period trains via construction of a vehicle overhaul and heavy repair shop.

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: State - Cap & Trade, Transit/Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP)

Status: Not Awarded

Project Title: Daly City Bus Layover Area
Project Description: This is a collaborative project between BART and the SFMTA to expand the bus layover area within the Daly City BART Station parking lot by reducing the number of paid automobile parking spaces.

Year of Application: 2016

Funding Source: Local - San Francisco Prop AA

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Concord Yard Wheel Truing Facility
Project Description: This proposed project will construct a wheel truing facility at the Concord Yard.

Year of Application: 2015

Funding Source: Regional - Transit Performance Initiative

Status: Awarded

Project Title: New BART Cars
Project Description: Procurement of additional BART rail cars.

Year of Application: 2015

Funding Source: State - Cap & Trade, Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP)

Status: Awarded

Project Title: BART West Oakland Bike Locker Plaza
Project Description: The project will fund the purchase of electronic bike lockers for deployment at the West Oakland BART Station. It will also transform an underutilized landscaping strip immediately adjacent to the station fare gates into a bike locker plaza. In addition to the locker plaza and new lockers, bike racks located on the main plaza will be reconfigured and racks will be added.

Year of Application: 2015

Funding Source: Regional - Transportation For Clean Air

Status: Awarded

Other Information: West Oakland Bike Station Area Map

Project Title: State of Good Repair 
Project Description: These FY15 Federal funds will be used for elements of BART's systemwide rehabilitation, renovation and replacement program.

Year of Application: 2014

Funding Source: Federal - CA-54-0041 FY15 State of Good Repair Funds

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Paratransit and Access Improvements
Project Description: These FY15 Federal funds will be used for ADA Paratransit Capital Accessibility Improvements and Preventive Maintenance.

Year of Application: 2014

Funding Source: Federal - CA-90-Z276 FY15 Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Funds

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Track Extension and Berkeley Station Improvements
Project Description: These Federal funds will provide critical track extensions in order to provide the BART system with additional operational flexibility and additional capacity.  Also included in this application are funds for the Downtown Berkeley BART station improvements.

Year of Application: 2014

Funding Source: Federal - CA-95-X301 Transit Performance Initiative

Status: Awarded

Project Title: Gateway to Oakland Uptown
Project Description: The modernization of BART’s 19th St/Oakland station would improve the safety and circulation of passengers between train platforms, the station concourse, and the street level. A new elevator on the north end of the station would provide a direct ADA-accessible connection to AC Transit’s Uptown Transit Center, Broadway shuttle, and new San Leandro to Oakland Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line. Also, The City of Oakland 20th Street Complete Streets Plan would provide an enhanced multimodal transportation corridor between the 19th St/Oakland BART station and nearby housing, employment, retail, and entertainment, as well as link to recreational opportunities at Lake Merritt. 

Year of Application: 2014

Funding Source: Federal Transit Administration - TIGER Grant Program

Status: Not Awarded

Other Information: Gateway to Oakland Uptown Fact Sheet