BART is starting to revitalization its system thanks to 2016's Measure RR, a voter-approved, $3.5 billion bond measure that has allowed the agency to replace decades-old track equipment among other improvements.
A new report on the program can be found here.
Work highlights include:
• Replacing 27 miles of track to improve overall service reliability.
• Replacing six miles of electrical cable to ensure trains have a reliable source of traction power. In all, 100 miles will be changed out.
• Awarding a $96.5 million contract to replace more than 40 aging escalators in downtown San Francisco.
• The start of a study on a second Transbay Rail Crossing.
There are 32 RR-funded projects that are either under construction or complete. More than 50 additional projects are in the planning and design phase. BART has invested more than $218 million in RR funds on infrastructure rebuilding projects.
MTC has partnered with BART over the years, including providing money this week for a parking structure in Dublin.
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