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January 18, 2011 > Proposed BART Hayward maintenance complex

Proposed BART Hayward maintenance complex

Additional public meeting on January 20 and comment period for environmental report extended to February 11

By Simon Wong

The Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) will hold a second public meeting on Thursday, January 20 at Fairway Park Baptist Church, Hayward, to receive public comments on the environmental report (Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration) for the proposed two-phase improvement and conversion of its Hayward Yard to a facility called the BART Hayward Maintenance Complex (HMC).

The existing property extends southward from Industrial Boulevard, Hayward, to south of Whipple Road, Union City, and follows the general alignment of the BART tracks.

The project entails adding storage and transfer/access tracks for up to 250 vehicles on the northeast portion of the property and the acquisition of four industrial warehouse buildings on three parcels (28 acres) to the west, for development and use as an overhaul shop, component repairs, a central warehouse and an expanded shop and storage facility. The HMC's boundary will be expanded to include the real estate acquisitions.

Over the next 30 years, BART plans to expand its fleet to meet population growth and provide service to Warm Springs and Silicon Valley/San Jose, for the Oakland Airport Connector, eBART, and to Livermore. Hence the need for a facility to service and accommodate more rolling stock.

The comment period is scheduled from December 3, 2010 through 5 p.m. on February 11, 2011.

Comments will be received at the public hearing, in writing, by fax and by email to esmith1@bart.gov. Written comments can be faxed to (510) 464-7673 or mailed to San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Attention: Ellen Smith, 300 Lakeside Drive, 16th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612.

BART Hayward Maintenance Complex Project
Thursday, January 20
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Fairway Park Baptist Church
425 Gresel St., Hayward
www.bart.gov/hmc and http://tinyurl.com/469mw6h

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