Officials from the office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee announced that Bay Area Rapid Transit received a large grant Wednesday from the Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration.
A total of $6,321,668 was granted to BART to use for upgrades to the 19th Street Station, house officials said.
"BART is a critical part of our public transit system and these funds will help ensure safe and green transit for its riders, in the East Bay and throughout." Congresswoman Barbara Lee said in a statement.
Additionally, funding will also be used to enhanced bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in the uptown area connecting to the BART station.