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Link21 Vision, Goals, and Objectives

Link21 Vision Statement

Link21 will transform the passenger rail system (including commuter, intercity, and high-speed rail) network in the Northern California Megaregion into a faster, more connected system that provides a safe, efficient, equitable, and affordable means of travel for all types of trips. 
 
This Program, which includes a new transbay passenger 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 passenger rail network. 
 
With key investments that leverage the current passenger 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

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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