East Bay Greenway - Lake Merritt BART to South Hayward BARTProject Overview
Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) proposes to construct a 16-mile trail facility that would consist of multi-use pathways and protected bikeways. It will run along the BART alignment connecting Oakland, San Leandro, Ashland, Cherryland, and Hayward. The project includes sites on a list enumerated under Section 65962.5 (“Cortese List”) of the Government Code.
Alameda CTC has published an Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the Project in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and welcomes your comments on the IS/MND from October 23, 2017 to November 21, 2017. The IS/MND can be viewed or requested on the project website or at the Alameda CTC office.
To see the September 11, 2017 Presentation to City Council on the East Bay Greenway, watch this video.
For information on upcoming public meetings about the East Bay Greenway project, visit www.alamedactc.org/eastbaygreenway.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project - Project by AC Transit
AC Transit’s East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project will provide fast, frequent and reliable transit service between 20th Street in downtown Oakland and San Leandro BART, primarily along International Blvd. and E. 14th Street. By coming every 5 minutes for much of the day, BRT will bring better transit to one of the East Bay’s most diverse corridors through a combination of dedicated transit lanes, level boarding, pre-payment and other features that have led this technology to be described as “light rail on wheels.”
Metropolitan Transportation Commission, in partnership with the I-880 North Alameda corridor’s stakeholders, including Caltrans District 4, the Alameda County Transportation Commission, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and local cities have identified ICM strategies for implementation along the Interstate I-880 corridor. To manage traffic that naturally diverts from the freeway due to major incidents on I-880, the arterial incident management project proposes to install ITS equipment on arterial streets along the I-880 Corridor in the Cities of San Leandro and Oakland. Project components include trailblazer signs, cameras, detection stations, signal coordination and communications improvements.
• Minimize impacts to local streets when a major incident occurs on I-880.
• Provide enhanced tools for traffic management and coordination between jurisdictions.
• Improved air quality through decreased motor vehicle emissions and fuel consumption.
|| Completion Date
|Final Design Approval
|Issue Procurements||September 2017|
|Begin Construction||Early 2018|
|Project Completion||Mid 2019|
PROJECT COST: The total cost for the I-880 ICM North Alameda Segment project is approximately $14 million, which includes planning, design,construction, utilities and system integration.
BART facilities through San Leandro were originally built between 1972 and 1976 before rigorous earthquake design standards were fully developed. The Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989 prompted BART to initiate an Earthquake Safety Program. The U.S. Geological Survey’s statistical analysis has predicted a high probability of one or more major earthquakes along one of the known faults hitting the Bay Area within the next thirty years. Since 2004, BART’s program has been working to address system-wide earthquake vulnerabilities with a budget of approximately $1.3 billion. In San Leandro, upgrades to the elevated structures from the Oakland border to Bay Fair Station were completed in 2013. All program work is expected to be completed at the end of 2022.
Beginning in early December 2015, BART will begin a seismic retrofit project at their Bay Fair Station in San Leandro to better withstand earthquakes. Upgrades to the station will include strengthening of support columns throughout the station. All work will be confined within the station boundaries and work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays including limited night work and/or emergency work.
In addition, the following potential impacts to San Leandro and Bay Fair Station passengers should be expected:
Completion of the work is expected in mid-2017. For more information about this project, please visit BART Earthquake Safety Program. For questions related to construction during this project, call (510) 476-3876 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.