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12/6/2005



Rail News: Passenger Rail

BART unveils FY06 transit, capital improvement programs


Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) recently released its draft fiscal-year 2006 Short-Range Transit Plan and Capital Improvement Program. The agency will seek public feedback on the plan at its January board meeting.

The Federal Transit Administration and Metropolitan Transportation Commission require BART to develop the plan, which analyzes the agency’s operating and capital funding needs, priorities and funding strategies through FY2015. The document also outlines BART’s operating and capital programs, and capital investment and funding strategies.

In addition, the plan includes an overview of the BART organization, facilities and fare structure; information on current and anticipated rail ridership, service and performance; 10-year operating and capital financial forecasts; renovation program details; an earthquake safety program update; and station-by-station updates on planning, development, access, reinvestment and capacity projects.

The document can be viewed online at http://www.bart.gov/docs/Draft%20FY06%20SRTP%20CIP.pdf.


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