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We want to hear what is most important to you! Participate in our short, anonymous survey to help us connect Northern California with better train service for future generations.
Link With Us! Help Us Connect Northern California with Better Travel Choices
We’re excited to share how a new BART or Regional Rail train crossing between Oakland and San Francisco will benefit riders and communities, plus how they differ. Your input will help us identify either a BART or Regional Rail crossing recommendation for further study to meet the region’s evolving future travel needs. Join the conversation at any of our upcoming events.
Unlocking Travel Possibilities with a Second Train Crossing of the Bay
To amplify rider connection and benefits already planned by our partner agencies across the Megaregion, Link21 is planning a second train crossing between San Francisco and Oakland/East Bay for BART or Regional Rail (specifically Capitol Corridor). Concepts are being assessed and refined as part of current work.
Imagine a More Connected Future
A new train crossing connecting the San Francisco / Peninsula to Oakland / East Bay will provide needed service reliability and redundancy. It improves train operation and service by better connecting BART and Regional Rail networks, increasing train frequency, and providing enhanced or new stations in communities that are not served by trains today. Link21 will benefits riders and communities near the crossing and throughout the Megaregion.
Focusing on Today, While Planning for the Future
As we continue to recover post-pandemic, Link21 is working to better understand community needs that have access to rail today, and those who could benefit from service in the future. This understanding is helping the Program to identify service improvements and the needed infrastructure to achieve desired service. Stakeholder and public input, along with technical studies are helping to guide the development and refinement of service and concepts that will offer travel solutions for generations to come. To learn more visit our Current Planning Activities page.
A Solid Foundation Centered on Equity Guides Planning
Equity is an integral part of the Link21 Program and is embedded in planning and analysis work, as well as throughout stakeholder and public engagement. Equitable engagement creates opportunities to garner understanding of community experience, resident sentiments, and knowledge from those who have lived experience with transportation and infrastructure inequities.