BART Board certifies BART to Livermore Final Environmental Impact Report

05.24.18

BART Board certifies BART to Livermore Final Environmental Impact Report

The BART Board of Directors certified the BART to Livermore Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) tonight, May 24, 2018, but declined to take a position on any of the alternatives described in the FEIR.  

If the Board takes no further action by July 1, 2018, the Tri-Valley San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority (the Authority) would be required to provide a project feasibility report to the public by July 1, 2019.  

AB 758 created the Authority with the goal of connecting the BART Dublin/Pleasanton Station to the Altamont Corridor Express rail service. Any proposed project involving BART would require future action by the BART Board.  

The Board voted against conventional BART service to Livermore and voted against Express/Bus Rapid Transit to Livermore.  

The FEIR considered five alternatives: 

  1. Conventional BART service to Livermore 

  1. Express Bus/BRT 

  1. Enhanced Bus service 

  1. Diesel Multiple Unit/Electric Multiple Unit service to Livermore 

  1. No project.