eBART Extension Gets $19 Million - NBC Bay Area

eBART Extension Gets $19 Million



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    The Metropolitan Transportation Commission approved the allocation  of $19 million in bridge toll funds Wednesday for the BART extension project in east Contra Costa County, MTC spokesman John Goodwin said.

    Construction on the $462 million project began in October and is being done in conjunction with a project to widen state Highway 4. The tracks for the BART extension, known as eBART, will be installed in the highway's  median. 

    The 10-mile extension will take passengers from the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station to Hillcrest Avenue in Antioch with a station in between at Railroad Avenue in Pittsburg, Goodwin said. 

    It is scheduled to be open to the public in 2015.

    "This is a good project, no question, especially given the growth in east county," Goodwin said.