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7/12/2005



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BART seeks comments on environmental concerns for proposed extension



Next week, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) will host a public meeting to obtain feedback on the types of alternatives and environmental impacts to study for a proposed extension into East Contra Costa County.

BART and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) officials plan to begin developing an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the 23-mile extension, which would run along the State Route 4 median from BART’s Pittsburg/Bay Point Station to Byron, Calif.

BART and FTA plan to analyze impacts on transportation, traffic, air quality, noise, visual and cultural resources, wildlife, vegetation, public parks and historic resources. Officials also will consider land use compatibility, and business, employment, public health and safety concerns.


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