Bart Hilltop-Pinole Extension
The Bart Hilltop-Pinole Extension (HPE) extends the current Richmond Bart line one stop north, to Hilltop Mall and the Pinole area. The concept address heavy traffic congestion long I-80 while increasing Bart and local transit ridership. It would focus on utilizing an existing parking lot with hundreds of spaces for park-and-ride commuters traveling from nearby residential areas like Pinole, El Sobrante, San Pablo, and North Richmond. In addition, it would increase retail sales at Hilltop Mall and provide new mixed-use opportunities for retail and housing development. It could be the most heavily-used suburban Bart station if constructed.
Emeryville Bus Corridor
The Emeryville Bus Corridor (EBC) is a partial bus rapid transit corridor that focuses on linking the city of Emeryville and West Oakland with two Bart stations to the north and south. The city of Emeryville currently has its own Emery-Go-Round bus lines, but they only connect with Macarthur Bart. Emeryville is a one square-mile city that is home to an abundance of retail shops, large office buildings, and multi-story residences. The EBC addresses vehicle traffic congestion while increasing major transit access. In addition, West Oakland faces significant growth in all three of the previously-mentioned areas and will need a major transit line to connect the neighborhood with a larger regional transit system like Bart.
LA Metro Orange Line Extension
The Metro Orange Line CSUN Extension (G3 BRT) creates a new bus rapid transit route in the San Fernando Valley, providing new public transit opportunities for important commercial and residential neighborhoods. This concept addresses Cal State Northridge’s request for better transit connections for students, faculty, and staff. The G3 BRT integrates current infrastructure (roadways, existing BRT busways, and maintenance facilities).
As communities continue to grow, many cities have expanded their BRT transit lines. The G3 Concept will provide a permanent, cost-effective transit solution that increases foot traffic for commercial properties, provides permanent transit access for growing residential areas, and links five neighborhoods together; solidifying their importance in the San Fernando Valley. This transit concept could have the biggest transit impact for the valley since the Orange Line opened two years ago.