Could BART’s Future Include a 2nd Transbay Crossing?
Thanks to SFGate for sharing the latest proposal from Bay Area Council Economic Institute which envisions the future of the Bay Area transit.
One of the main features of their grand plan is to unlock the transbay bottleneck with a new transbay rail crossing between Oakland and San Francisco.
A new transbay rail crossing between Oakland and San Francisco has the potential to reduce travel times for all populations traveling between what they dub the Bay Area “megaregion” which consists of 21 counties in Northern California including the Sacramento Area, Northern San Joaquin Valley, and the Monterey Area.
The new crossing will increase capacity for the overcrowded corridor and will bring new passenger rail connections and services to the Megaregion, including potential for a direct, one-seat ride between Sacramento and San Francisco.
But don’t plan your trip just yet; this proposal would require many years of planning and billions of dollars to execute. Read the full report at Bay Area Council Economic Institute and CapitolCorridor.org.
In the NorCal Megaregion, rail can take you far, but it might be a slow trip w/ transfers. A new transbay rail crossing and the Link21 vision will make more rail trips competitive w/ car trips and will allow the rail network to be more competitive with other global hubs. pic.twitter.com/EuWMBQEd66
— Bay Area Council Economic Institute (@BayAreaEconomy) January 27, 2021