Bay Area Traffic
BART director wants to extend BART north on I-80
SAN PABLO, Calif. (KGO) -- A new BART director says it's time to revive the idea of extending BART north along the Interstate 80 corridor.
The idea is to extend BART beyond Richmond, where it currently stops. District 7 Director Zakhary Mallett wants to extend BART to Hercules with stops in San Pablo and Pinole. He tells the Contra Costa County Times that running the line along I-80 makes sense because suburban commuter growth develops along freeways.
Mallett is not sure how much the extension would cost, but believes if there is a political will, there is a way.
A competing idea would extend BART northward from the current Richmond BART station along the Union Pacific Railroad corridor on the San Pablo Bay Shore.
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