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BART station moves to completion, apartments put on hold

Original post made on Feb 6, 2009

Next month, work will begin on constructing pedestrian walkways on the Pleasanton and Dublin sides of the new BART station as the project continues on pace for a late 2009 opening. But development on apartments, retail shops and a hotel all walking distance to the rail station has stalled. See story in adjoining column.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 5:29 PM

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Posted by Potato
a resident of Pheasant Ridge
on Feb 6, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Why is this BART station taking so long to build? They are almost done with the Oracle building that started about the same time, yet is 10 times as big as the BART station.

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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Feb 6, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Not long ago I played golf with an Iron Worker from out of state that's working on the project and he said the beams delivered for the overpass were, in his words, "wrong and wouldn't fit" due to engineering. Seems they were waiting for new beams to be delivered and he didn't have anything to do but play golf... Said he was still on the payroll while waiting...

That's probably not why the project isn't finished but I thought it was interesting...

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Posted by aaron
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Feb 10, 2009 at 4:16 pm

that must be nice, huh jerry? i wish i could not work and make money.who pays for this again?............oh yea our taxes have been paying for this for almost 15 years. i like to take bart to the city, to games, ect. but is it worth it. they can't complete a job they've been collecting money on for years. they are raising rates. and making it very easy to go in my back yard, ( yes muirwood/ highland oaks), and break into my car with and easy escape route. people have to be overjoyed by this. worsening our community and costing us (over the years) tons of money. thanks bart!!

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