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9/10/2010



Rail News: Passenger Rail

BART to receive $20 million from state for Oakland Airport Connector


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Yesterday, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission voted to allocate all $20 million of this year’s state transportation improvement funding to Bay Area Rapid Transit’s (BART) Oakland Airport Connector project.

Once it’s built, the Oakland Airport Connector will replace AirBART buses. The connector’s automated people movers (APMs) will be electrically powered and operate on a fixed, elevated guideway. The APMs will arrive at the Coliseum BART station every four-and-one-half minutes and are designed to transport travelers to the airport in about eight minutes with an on-time performance of more than 99 percent, BART officials said in a prepared statement.

Construction on the $484 million project could begin in late 2010 and is expected to take three-and-one-half years to complete.


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