BART issues statement in support of the High-Speed Rail Draft Business Plan

03.09.18

BART issues statement in support of the High-Speed Rail Draft Business Plan

BART Board President Robert Raburn issued the following statement in response to the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s Draft 2018 Business Plan that was released Friday, March 9:

“BART fully supports High-Speed Rail and we share the Authority’s goal to deliver modern passenger rail service linking California's largest cities. The Draft Business Plan released today highlights their efforts to provide connectivity between regional rail up and down the state.  The project is vital to addressing our region’s acute transportation challenges in an environmentally responsible way.

Imagine leaving your Bay Area home and being able to make stops in Silicon Valley and the Central Valley and eventually Los Angeles without ever sitting in traffic, without burning fossil fuel and without lining the pockets of a for-profit company.  It’s not just a dream – connecting BART with California High-Speed Rail will make it possible. 

BART will connect with High-Speed Rail at the Diridon Station in San Jose as well as Downtown San Francisco and we look forward to working with the Authority to bring congestion relief to the Bay Area.”