THE NEXT ERA ARRIVES
Thank you voters! Because nearly 70% of you voted 'yes' on Measure RR on November 8, 2016, we have $3.5 billion in bond funding to begin our transition to a modern commuter rail system. We're rebuilding and reinvesting, with projects spanning every part of the region from the rolling hills of North Concord, to the tunnels of downtown San Francisco. We’re taking on today’s challenges, and moving forward together.
MAKING ROOM FOR MORE
We're doing everything we can to accommodate the 430,000 daily passengers we serve, and capacity improvements are underway. New state-of-the-art train cars have arrived and the first 10 car train started carrying passengers in January 2018. Between now and the end of 2022, our full order of 775 cars will be in service. Projects designed to keep BART safe, reliable, and prepared for future ridership growth are also underway.
WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW?
Our plan has been set into motion. Since 2017 we rolled up our sleeves and got right to work. Through December 2018, BART has spent $164.3 million on Measure RR activities.
In 2018, we replaced 22 miles of track, reprofiled 231.6 miles of track to reduce railway noise, overhauled a critical track section near the West Oakland and 12th Street Stations, and replaced five miles of 34.5 kV electrical cable system in downtown Oakland to provide reliable power for trains. All these improvements will collectively create a more reliable, quieter, smoother and safer experience for our riders.
We also laid foundations to critical Measure RR projects which will help increase frequency and capacity. We received bidder proposals to upgrade BART’s train control system to reduce delays and increase capacity in the Transbay Tube, began study of a second Transbay Rail Crossing to double our capacity, and began design of Hayward Maintenance Complex expansion which will help house the Fleet of the Future train cars.
Check out a complete and detailed list of projects we're working on to make your BART experience better, and be sure to sign up at bart.gov/alerts to receive the latest updates tailored to your preferences.