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4/23/2003



Rail News: Passenger Rail

BART's airport extension expected to open in late June


On June 22, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) plans to open the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) extension for revenue service.



The 8.7-mile extension will connect BART’s system with the airport. The $1.5 billion project includes new stations in South San Francisco, San Bruno, and Millbrae, Calif., and at the airport.



Ridership on the SFO line is expected to reach 70,000 a day by 2010.



"This project is vital to the economic and environmental vitality of the Bay Area," said House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in a prepared statement. "It will move us toward our goals of reducing traffic congestion, promoting commerce, encouraging the use of mass transit and making our communities more livable."


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