BART to Oakland Airport Connector to Open in 2014

Next year is the year the AirBART bus shuttle ended.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    This rendering is getting closer to reality.

    The bus's reign of terrible is over.

    The Oakland Airport Connector -- built by BART for $484 million -- is nearing completion, with the first of several driverless cars to be delivered and tested in the new year, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

    The 3.2-mile link between the airport and the Coliseum BART stop will still require passengers to pay an extra fare and to depart the BART system. However, since the Port of Oakland-operated AirBART shuttle buses will be extinct, officials think the deal is better for passengers.

    The connector could cost the 700,000 passengers a year who use BART to get to the Oakland Airport up to $6, the newspaper reported.

    Right now, the aerial tramway along Hergenberger Road is nearly done, the newspaper reported. The stations at the airport will be reachable in 15 minutes, compared to the 15 to 20 minute bus ride.