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Link21 Vision, Goals, and Objectives

Link21 Vision Statement

Link21 will transform the BART and Regional Rail (including commuter, intercity, and high-speed rail) network in the Northern California Megaregion into a faster, more integrated system that provides a safe, efficient, equitable, and affordable means of travel for all types of trips.

This Program, including a new transbay rail crossing between Oakland and San Francisco, will enhance the livability, economic competitiveness, and environmental quality of the Megaregion while improving the traveler experience and reliability of the rail network.

With key investments that leverage the existing rail network and increase capacity and system reliability, rail and transit will become the mode of choice for many trips throughout the Megaregion.

Link21 Goals and Objectives

The following four goals reflect the broad-ranging benefits that will be achieved by Link21. The foundational goal—TRANSFORM THE PASSENGER EXPERIENCE—serves as the catalyst to enable the other three goals to come to fruition. Unless the passenger experience is transformed, the other goals cannot be achieved.   

The objectives under each goal describe how Link21 will achieve the goal. A series of metrics—or measurements—will be used to determine how well each of the preferred alternatives achieves these objectives. Equity is incorporated throughout these metrics to ensure that all analyses promote Link21's Equity Vision Statement.

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TRANSFORM THE PASSENGER EXPERIENCE

  • Provide better service
  • Improve reliability and system performance
  • Build ridership and mode share
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ENHANCE COMMUNITY AND LIVABILITY

  • Connect people and places
  • Improve safety, health, and air quality
  • Advance equity
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SUPPORT ECONOMIC GROWTH AND GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS

  • Improve access to opportunity and employment
  • Connect major economic, research, and education centers
  • Enable transit-supportive land use
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ADVANCE ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND PROTECTION

  • Increase climate change resilience
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Conserve resources