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BART Releases Draft FY05 Ten-Year Plan.

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OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 4, 2004

BART has released the District's Draft Fiscal Year 2005 Short Range Transit Plan and Capital Improvement Program (SRTP/CIP) for public review. The board will encourage public comment on the SRTP/CIP at its June 24th meeting before voting to adopt the document. However, comments on the SRTP/CIP may be made at any scheduled board meeting between now and then. Written comments are also encouraged. Meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. in the BART Board of Directors room at the District's Oakland headquarters, 800 Madison Street (above the Lake Merritt BART Station). Please visit the BART website at for exact meeting dates.

The Federal Transit Administration and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission require BART to produce the plan, which is a management and financial planning tool that gives an analysis of BART's operating and capital funding needs, priorities and funding strategies through Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. The document also provides a long-term perspective for the current year operating and capital programs and lays out the District's approach to capital investment and funding strategies.

Highlights of Draft SRTP/CIP Include:

-- An Overview of the BART Organization, Facilities & Fare


-- Information on Current & Future Rail Ridership, Service &

Operating Performance

-- Information on "Next Generation" Renovation Program

-- Updates to District's Earthquake Safety Program

-- Updates to Expansion Projects & Proposals

-- Strategies for Successful Partnerships with Communities to

Promote Ridership & Land Use

Beginning March 15, the public can download the District's Draft FY05 SRTP/CIP from BART's website at Requests for hard copies can be made on the website, or the documents may be picked up at BART's Media & Public Affairs Office on or before April 28. The following public libraries will also have copies available for review after March 15.

UC Berkeley Institute of Castro Valley Public Library
Transportation Studies Library 20055 Redwood Road
412 McLaughlin Hall Castro Valley, CA 94546
Berkeley, CA 94720

Dublin Public Library Fremont Public Library
7606 Amador Valley Blvd. 39770 Paseo Padre Parkway
Dublin, CA 94568 Fremont, CA 94538

Metropolitan Transportation Commission Oakland Public Library
Library 125 14th Street
101 8th Street Oakland, CA 94612
Oakland, CA 94607

S. F. Municipal Railway Pleasanton Public Library
Planning Division Library 4333 Black Avenue
949 Presidio Avenue, Room 204 Pleasanton, CA 94566
San Francisco, CA 94115

Richmond Public Library San Francisco Public Library,
325 Civic Center Plaza Gov't Information Center
Richmond, CA 94804 Civic Center
 San Francisco, CA 94102

Santa Clara County Free Library San Mateo County Library
1095 North 7th Street Millbrae Branch
San Jose, CA 95112 1 Library Ave
 Millbrae, CA 94030

Hayward Public Library Pittsburg Public Library
835 C Street 80 Power Avenue
Hayward, CA 94541 Pittsburg, CA 94565

Berkeley Public Library Contra Costa County Library
Reference Division Documents Unit
Shattuck Avenue and Kittredge 1750 Oak Park Blvd.
Berkeley, CA 94704 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4497

The public may also submit written comments from now through June 24 to the following address:

Draft FY05 SRTP/CIP Comments

BART Office of Planning and Budgets

300 Lakeside, LKS16

Oakland, CA 94612

Fax: (510) 287-4751

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