Oakland Airport Connector

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Is the Oakland Airport Connector a Good TIGER-TIFIA Project? (Part 1)

Short answer: not exactly. But with the suspense now cleared from the air, let’s back up a bit. As we’ve discussed here a few times before, BART is about $100 million short of the funds it needs to build the Oakland Airport Connector (OAC), a gap which accounts for approximately 20% of the total capital … Continue reading

Catch a TIGER by the Toe

The SFCTA and MTC are hoping to score $50 million of TIGER funds for Doyle Drive. Rendering courtesy of SFCTA. Certain pots of money in the ARRA federal stimulus bill that have been earmarked for transportation, like the $8 billion of grants for high-speed rail, have gotten a lot of attention. Other pots of money, … Continue reading

Disconnect the Connector

UPDATE (22 July 2009): MTC voted to allocate the $140 million to the Oakland Airport Connector. This Wednesday (tomorrow), the Metropolitan Transportation Commission will consider the formal allocation of $140 million to the long-flailing Oakland Airport Connector (OAC). The allocation includes $70 million of ARRA stimulus funds, which MTC assigned last spring to the OAC … Continue reading

April 2009 BART Budget and Project Updates

UPDATE (24 April 2009): At its April 23 meeting, the BART board decided to postpone approval of the Oakland Airport Connector, but nonetheless approved the transfer of $50 million of seismic retrofit funding and $70 million of ARRA stimulus funding to the project. Meanwhile, the FEIR for eBART was approved 8-1, with Tom Radulovich dissenting. … Continue reading

Regional Proposal for the Bay Area Transportation Stimulus

This Wednesday, February 25, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission expects to approve its proposed allocation of the federal stimulus money that will be made available to the Bay Area for transportation purposes. The stimulus package that was ultimately approved changed since our last post on this subject, and so MTC has accordingly made changes to its … Continue reading

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