BART moving in right direction with RR funds

Written by Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief
A 2019 report shows there has been the replacement of 27 miles of track.

So far Measure RR is delivering top grade results for BART transit in the San Francisco Bay area.

That’s according to a new report by the Measure RR Bond Oversight Committee, which was formed to make sure bond money is being spent the right way. In 2016, BART District voters approved a $3.5 billion bond measure. The committee says work is ahead of schedule and on budget in line with the minimum spending level.

The new report contains the following highlights:


  • The replacement of 27 miles of track to improve overall service reliability;
  • Replacement of six miles of a planned 100 miles of 34.5-kV electrical cable to ensure trains have a reliable source of traction power;
  • The awarding of a $96.5 million contract to replace more than 40 aging escalators in downtown San Francisco; and
  • The start of a study on a second Transbay Rail Crossing that would aim to double BART’s transbay capacity.


In total there are 32 RR-funded projects that are either under construction or complete. BART has invested more than $218 million in RR funds on infrastructure rebuilding projects. More than 50 additional projects are in the planning and design phase.

To see the complete 2019 report, click here.

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