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BART issues bonds to pay for rail infrastructure work

There are currently 135 projects underway as part of the Measure RR program.
Photo – BART Facebook


Bay Area Rapid Transit’s (BART) board last week issued $700 million in Measure RR green bonds to further rebuild projects across the system. 

Measure RR is a $3.5 billion bond measure that was approved by voters in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties in 2016.

There are 135 projects underway as part of the Measure RR program. Most recently, BART crews replaced 32 miles of rail, re-profiled 149 miles of track and replaced 23 track switches.

The advancement of rebuilding work is allowing BART to preserve its operating budget by providing the flexibility to shift staff to focus on capital projects, BART officials said in a press release.

The overall Measure RR program is about 10 percent complete, agency officials said.

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