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eBART

Photo courtesy of Karl Nielsen

To provide additional transportation options in Eastern Contra Costa County, the fastest growing region in the Bay Area, the Highway 4 corridor projects include the addition of a 10-mile extension of BART into Antioch, called eBART. The extension will operate in the median of Highway 4 and, in a future phase, continue east toward Byron. eBART will provide an alternative to the heavily congested Highway 4 corridor, a route that currently experiences one of the slowest commutes in the region, and provide as much transportation capacity as a lane of highway.

To make the project cost-effective for taxpayers and riders, eBART is being constructed as a new kind of train for the region: one that runs on clean diesel, has level boarding, and is less costly to build than traditional BART trains. For more information on this technology, visit BART’s website at http://www.bart.gov/about/projects/ecc/.

Watch a video of the groundbreaking for the eBART section of the project!

Current construction is split into two separate contracts.

CONTRACT 1

Construction of a transfer platform at the existing Pittsburg /Baypoint Station and construction of guideway improvements in the widened median of Highway 4.

CONTRACTOR

West Bay Builders

CONSTRUCTION ALLOCATED BUDGET

$30 million

SCHEDULE

Construction began in 2010 and is expected to be complete in November 2013.

CONTRACT 2

Construction of the parking lot at the Antioch Station and construction of the shell of the Antioch Station Maintenance Facility.

CONTRACTOR

Lathrop Construction

CONSTRUCTION ALLOCATED BUDGET

$26 Million

SCHEDULE

Construction began in 2012 and is expected to be complete in August 2014.