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BART to Livermore

Original post made on Oct 6, 2017

BART to Livermore -- the comprehensive transit project that's been on the tip of Tri-Valley residents' tongues for decades -- received a boost of energy this summer.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 5, 2017, 9:36 AM

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Posted by Evan Branning
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 6, 2017 at 10:44 am

There will also be a forum held this Saturday 10/7 hosted by the BART2Livermore Coalition. It will be featuring Asm. Baker, Sup. Haggerty, and City Planner Vinn updating on the current status of and way forward for the BART extension.

If you are interested in attending it will be:
Saturday 10/7
Livermore Library (civic center branch)
1188 S Livermore Ave, Livermore

I hope to see you there, thank you.

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Posted by Robert
a resident of another community
on Oct 6, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Livermore has made it clear time and time again they don't want BART service, why is this being pushed?

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Posted by Michael
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Oct 6, 2017 at 12:04 pm

The Dublin/Pleasanton station opened over 20 years ago on May 10, 1997. The 5.5 mile Livermore extension is still years away. So far all we have is a plan and an EIR and a new task force. The 1,912 mile long trans-continental railroad was constructed in only 6 years between 1863 and 1869.

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Posted by Ptown Resident
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Oct 6, 2017 at 2:05 pm

The new carpool/express lanes will have to be moved for a right away down the middle of 580 at a cost of????????? Why wasn't the space left open at least as far as Isabel/ Bart to Livermore has been discussed for decades as mentioned in the article

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 6, 2017 at 7:56 pm

Bart cant manage what it currently has, this should absolutely not proceed until they get their current scope in order.

I'm for the idea and service, but have zero faith in Bart to manage, execute, and definitely won't vote to support any more funding to this failing organization.

Too bad because we need it

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Posted by Rob
a resident of Mohr Park
on Oct 6, 2017 at 9:21 pm

Do the job right. Full BART over the Altamont Pass paid for by everyone. "Cheaper" solutions just cost more in the long run. Of course building a wall to block 580 over the Pass would be the cheapest option of all.

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Posted by PTown B
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 7, 2017 at 9:13 am

While I do think it is great to offer people a little further out on the line the opportunity to use BART, the system is already maxed out at rush hour and adding another stop will only make this situation worse. When riders must get to the West Dublin station early so that they can back-ride the train to Dublin in order to obtain a seat so that they don't have to stand all of the way to San Francisco, that is an issue. If BART adds another stop, they also need to add more trains during peak times.

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Posted by Traffic Engineers are Clueless
a resident of Foothill High School
on Oct 7, 2017 at 4:41 pm

Yea how dumb were they to build the freeway into the center median when they knew BART needed the median for tracks? People are so stupid.

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Posted by Flightops
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 8, 2017 at 12:39 pm

Flightops is a registered user.

Traffic engineers are sly like foxes their screwups are called job security, keep those freeways backed up 8-10 hours a day and the commuters will keep passing bonds and throw money into that abyss, same thing with P-town it’s a cut- thru commuter nightmare that nobody seems to care about fixing. Maybe take a look at what Fremont is doing now to get rid of their traffic problems and use some of their ideas.

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Posted by Heres why
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 10, 2017 at 1:36 pm

This is the reason there are TWO express lanes going east bound on 580. When everyone gets their collective act together, the centermost lane goes away to make room for elevated BART tracks. And since everyone knew this was going to be a very much "in the future" development, go ahead a pave it now and then pay more to the developer when it needs to be built. Since the developers are all in the pockets of the local politicians.

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Posted by Q. How can you tell when BARTD is lying?
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 12, 2017 at 4:25 pm

A. When their lips are moving.
Free Parking? A lie.
A seat for everyone, no straps? Another lie.
Pleasanton NOT the end of the line- After all Livermore will be,
so do not need as much parking.
Then sell off the already inadequate parking, to build stack and pack apartments, also with inadequate parking.
Then sell off the land for the Livermore station. ..
And give away the right of way in the middle of 580.

Can't build to Livermore as was already app'd and paid for,
without more study?
Looks like they never intended to go to Livermore.
But they wanted the vote, the real estate and the sales taxes.
Estimated at over $400 million and counting!

But they want to add the costs for a big maintenance yard that should have been original construction to the Livermore costs. No wonder anything but BART looks cheaper! It's not in the long run.

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