Tags: BART

California gives BART control over development at its stations

California gives BART control over development at its stations

BART can draft plans to fill empty station parking lots with dense housing and shops, under a state law that Gov. Jerry Brown signed late Sunday. The bill empowers the transit agency to zone its properties — an estimated 250 acres of blank asphalt — and limits cities’ ability to delay or obstruct development. “We… READ MORE

When will this huge West Oakland BART project leave the station?

When will this huge West Oakland BART project leave the station?

Now entering four years of discussion, West Oakland BART developers say they’ll show progress soon on the $565 million project. New projects on BART property don’t happen overnight. It took 20 years to break ground at the Walnut Creek Transit Village, while Bridge Housing’s 200-unit project at the San Leandro station started construction after a… READ MORE

BART rejects Livermore expansion; mayor vows rail connection

BART rejects Livermore expansion; mayor vows rail connection

There will be no BART station for Livermore residents who have been pining for the long-promised extension. Instead, BART’s board of directors Thursday evening voted to do nothing in a controversial decision pitting the system’s existing needs against the wishes of residents who have been paying into the district for over 40 years. Ultimately, the… READ MORE

How San Jose’s new BART subway could spur development downtown

How San Jose’s new BART subway could spur development downtown

With the VTA’s expected decision to use a single-bore method to create a tunnel through downtown San Jose for new BART service, the area will sell both short- and long-term benefits, experts say. The recommendation of doing the BART subway beneath downtown San Jose as a single-bore tunnel will have the biggest short-term impact on… READ MORE

Developers Break Ground On Long-Awaited Affordable Housing Project Near Fruitvale BART

Developers Break Ground On Long-Awaited Affordable Housing Project Near Fruitvale BART

Construction is underway for an affordable housing project over a decade in the making near the Fruitvale Bay Area Rapid Transit station in Oakland. Developers Unity Council and the East Bay Asian Local Development Corp. will build a 94-unit affordable housing complex on a BART surface parking lot, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Casa Arabella… READ MORE

Elon Musk says he could build a new BART Transbay tunnel for 1/10th of the cost

Elon Musk says he could build a new BART Transbay tunnel for 1/10th of the cost

Elon Musk says he could build the Bay Area a second BART tunnel connecting the East Bay and San Francisco in a fifth of the time and for a tenth of the cost than current projects. Local regulators and Bay Area commuters have long coveted a second Transbay tunnel to unlock some of the region’s… READ MORE