Project Overview


Project Overview

Map and Route of Proposed BART Extension

BART Route Livermore

BART proposes to extend its transit system line 5.5 miles from the existing Dublin/Pleasanton Station to the City of Livermore. The proposed extension will be within the median of Interstate 580 (I-580) from the Dublin/Pleasanton Station to a new station near the Isabel Avenue/I-580 interchange. Storage tracks would be required near the system's end-of-line. Click here for potential storage track locations. The BART to Livermore Project extension also incorporates an efficient bus-to-BART transfer and a network of express buses to connect the new BART station to other destinations such as Downtown Livermore, the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) Train Station at Vasco Road, and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Commuters Waiting for BART


Project Benefits

The primary goals of the BART to Livermore Extension Project are to:

  • Provide an affordable and effective transit link from the existing BART system to:
    • Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) stations
    • Key destinations in Livermore, including Downtown Livermore and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Provide an alternative travel mode for automobile commuters that use I-580
    • Alternative to traffic congestion
    • Improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Create opportunities for transit-oriented development and local investment
 

Timeline

BART Livermore Timeline


Cost & Funding

Funding for the project is through a number of local and regional sources. In 2010, the initial cost estimate for the project was $1.2 billion. When completed, the Draft EIR will provide a new cost estimate based on the latest design and the timing of construction. Currently, $552.1 million or forty-five percent of the needed funds have been committed to the project.

PROJECT FUNDING (as of March 2015)
Alameda County Measure B (2000)$1.8 million
Sales Tax - Alameda County Measure BB (2014) $400 million

Regional Bridge Tolls –

Assembly Bill 1171 (2001)

Regional Measure 1 (1988)

 

$94.3 million

$16 million

Local – City of Livermore Impact Fees$40 million
Total Funding$552.1 million