Economy


 

Strategic indicator: Jobs and housing units near BART stations

Goal: Contribute to the region's economic competitiveness and create economic opportunities

When people live and work near BART, the whole region benefits through reduced traffic congestion, better air quality, and more cost-effective service.  BART develops new offices and housing units on its own property, and partners with local cities and regional government agencies to develop land beyond the immediate station area.  To meet targets in Plan Bay Area, the Bay Area’s regional transportation plan, the percentage of jobs and housing units within ½ mile of BART stations needs to increase to 30 and 17 percent, respectively, by 2040, within the four main BART-served counties (San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa and San Mateo).

 

About this data

Jobs data reflects jobs within ½ mile of BART stations for BART served counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and San Mateo). Jobs data is queried from the U.S. Census’ U.S. Census - Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics database, which is updated every two years.

Housing units data reflects units within ½ mile of BART stations for BART served counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and San Mateo). Housing data is queried from the American Community Survey, and reflects a five-year rolling average.

 

For additional information:

Visit BART’s Transit Oriented Development Page