Measure RR General Obligation Bond:
Approved by voters in 2016, Measure RR authorized BART to issue bonds for $3.5B to rebuild the aging BART system through capital improvements. The General Obligation (GO) Bond includes $135M to deliver capital projects that would expand opportunities to safely access BART stations, of which $77M have tentatively been allocated to active access (walking and bicycling) projects.
BART has set aside $25 M of the $77M for the SR2B grant program. Up to approximately $5M in voter-approved Measure RR capital funds are available during the first SR2B grant cycle with funding ranging between approximately $500,000 and $1.5M per funding agreement. SR2B provides grant funding for construction only (which may include construction management).
- Project Readiness: Deliver near-term, enduring active access improvements to real property that demonstrate a clear nexus to a BART station.
- Mode Shift: Expand opportunities to access BART stations with potential to shift people from driving and parking to walking and biking.
- Partnership: Collaborate with local partners to create more sustainable communities.
- Equitable: Provide equitable access for disadvantaged communities.
- Customer Experience, Safety & Security: Enhance personal safety and security; add to passenger comfort and sense of place.
- Complete communities: Promote Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)
- Leverage: Leverage other funding sources to deliver improvements.
- Project Sponsors must be public agencies from Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties.
- Funds must be used for construction only (which may include construction management).
- One project submission/BART station/applicant/cycle.
BART Board Updates:
February 27, 2020 Board Meeting: Link
For more information, please email the Safe Routes to BART team at [email protected]