After 44 years of service and hundreds of millions of trips, it’s time to repair, replace and renew the parts of BART that keep you moving. Our new fleet of train cars will arrive soon—and when they do, we will need smooth new rails, well-maintained tunnels, and reliable electricity to power through the commute. From earthquake safety to structure repairs, our first priority is ensuring everything working in the background stays working—and safe.
WE’RE RELIEVING CONGESTION
The Bay Area is magnetic, and as our population increases, BART’s goal is to make sure growing pains don’t get in the way of either new opportunities or your destination. We want to upgrade our computer equipment from Pong-era technology to a modern train control system—which means less waiting for trains on crowded platforms and less frustration from delays. New maintenance facilities will keep the maximum number of cars out serving customers, so that fewer cars clog our congested highways.
WE’RE IMPROVING ACCESS
How you get to BART matters just as much as how BART gets you to where you need to be. The plan includes improving customer access within and around our stations—from more parking, to new escalators and elevators, to bike stations. BART is for everyone and all abilities, and we want to ensure that nothing comes between your front door and a seat on a BART train.
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BART is vital to the Bay Area, but the cost of replacing so much of our system adds up quickly. Figuring out how to pay for our needs has been a lengthy and difficult job, yet throughout this process we’ve dedicated ourselves to transparency, responsibility, and integrity when it comes to funding our future.
$3.5 billion in funding for some of these projects could be raised from a general obligation bond we’re putting on the ballot this November, and we want to make sure you know what’s in it for you. Read the details here, but also get involved in the conversation. We need to include you.