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6/21/2010



Rail News: Passenger Rail

BART completes environmental report for Livermore extension


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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) recently completed a final environmental impact report (EIR) for a long-planned extension between the Dublin/Pleasanton Station and city of Livermore, Calif. The report addresses public comments on environmental issues and incorporates a previously issued draft EIR.

BART’s board will consider certifying the final EIR and hear public comments on the report at its July 1 meeting.

The extension would alleviate congestion on Interstate 580, especially during heavy commute hours; provide intermodal connections to Altamont Commuter Express’ regional rail system that links Stockton with San Jose through the Tri-Valley area and east side of San Francisco Bay; and improve air quality by reducing greenhouse-gas and other emissions, according to BART.


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