The San Francisco Bay Area will include over two million new residents by 2040, for a total population of over nine million people. As the Bay Area grows, so will the need for BART. Below are some key projects in the works that will help make BART better, safer, and more useful for Bay Area residents for years to come.
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)
BART’s Transit-Oriented Development program aims to help create great communities near stations through development of BART property and partnerships with cities. BART’s goal is to build 20,000 homes and 4.5 million square feet of commercial space on 250 acres of BART-owned property. To help address the Bay Area’s housing crisis, 7,000 of these homes will be affordable.
For more information please see the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) page.
Transbay Capacity Relief
BART is moving forward to implement the Transbay Corridor Core Capacity Project, which will increase peak hour capacity into San Francisco by 40%.
Train Control Modernization
Modernizing BART's train control system will allow trains to operate more frequently, A train control system operates rail vehicles and supervises scheduling and routing while preventing collisions. Modernizing BART’s 40+ year old train control is an important component in addressing critical capacity, reliability and safety needs as we make way for the Fleet of the Future.
We’re rebuilding and reinvesting throughout the BART system. Measure RR bond funded projects include replacing worn rails, retrofitting the Transbay Tube, replacing escalators, and updating waterproofing in tunnels and structures.
BART is embarking on a Station Modernization Program that will invest resources and efforts into the existing core stations and surrounding areas. By upgrading and modernizing station functionality and improving capacity and flow, stations will become safer and more pleasant places to be.
Learn more about the Station Modernization Program.
Silicon Valley Extension
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is managing a project to extend BART to Silicon Valley. The 16-mile extension will provide a fast, reliable and convenient alternative to driving in two of the most congested highway corridors in the Bay Area.
New BART Train Cars
As current train cars reach the end of their useful life, BART is preparing a new generation to take their place. The new cars will be more comfortable, more reliable, and designed to serve the Bay Area for the next 30 years and beyond.
Learn more about the Fleet of the Future.
Hayward Maintenance Complex
To accommodate the much larger (a hoped for goal of 1,081 train cars) and more technologically advanced Fleet of the Future, BART will need to build a state of the art maintenance and storage facility. The proposed Hayward Maintenance Complex Project would be just that. By improving underdeveloped BART property on-site, and acquiring adjacent commercial property, the new complex will be large enough to service up to 250 vehicles.
Learn more about the Hayward Maintenance Complex.
BART Earthquake Safety Upgrade
BART has initiated an Earthquake Safety Program to improve vulnerable portions of the original BART system—making it safer for the public and BART employees. Parts of the system with the highest traffic will be upgraded for overall safety, and so that BART can return to operation quickly after a major earthquake.
Learn more about the Earthquake Safety Program.