Slated for completion in May 2018, the eBART project marks the first phase of BART’s plan to extend rail service into eastern Contra Costa County.
New Railcars and New Stations
The 10-mile eBART line will use independently propelled railcars known as Diesel Multiple Units, or DMUs, that will operate on standard gauge rail in the median of State Route 4.
MTC provided some $150 million in funding for the $502 million eBART project, which is being built in tandem with the Highway 4 widening project from Pittsburg to Antioch.
Two new stations at Railroad Avenue in Pittsburg and Hillcrest Avenue in Antioch will use ticket vending machines and fare gates like those in the rest of the BART system.
Partners in the eBART and Highway 4 widening projects include:
- Contra Costa Transportation Authority
The three Bay Area cities whose residents have the longest average commute times are all located in eastern Contra Costa County:
- Brentwood: 40.9 minutes
- Oakley: 40.2 minutes
- Antioch: 40 minutes
MTC provided $96 million in Regional Measure 2 and $52 million in Regional Measure 1 toll funds.
We also distributed another $3 million for the eBART project from the State Transit Assistance program.