Link21

Link21 is Hosting a Series of Virtual Workshops to Shape the Future of Transportation in Northern California

June 9, 2021

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) and Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (Capitol Corridor), in coordination with several municipal and transportation agencies throughout the 21-County Northern California Megaregion will host a series of online public workshops for the Link21 Program beginning Thursday, June 17. Special guest speakers will kick-off each virtual forum.

Each interactive workshop will focus on a different area of the Megaregion and will be co-hosted by transportation agencies and other Link21 partner agencies throughout Northern California to inform the public and gather feedback about their transportation needs and priorities. This vital information will help shape the program during the early planning phase. The following public workshops have been scheduled (additional dates and locations are being added; check the Link21 website for dates and times):

    • June 17, Public Workshop for West Contra Costa and Contra Costa County, hosted by the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee, 6:30 p.m.
    • June 22, Public Workshop for Oakland and Alameda County, co-hosted by the City of Oakland, 6:30 p.m.
    • June 28, Public Workshop for San Francisco and the surrounding areas, co-hosted by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and San Francisco County Transportation Agency, 6:30 p.m.
    • June 29, Public Workshop for Solano County, co-hosted by the Solano Transportation Authority, 6:30 p.m.

Although workshops are geographically specific, the public is invited to attend any or all of the workshops. All workshops will be presented in English, Spanish, and Cantonese. Upon request, Link21 will provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities and individuals with limited English proficiency who wish to participate in the public workshops. To set up these accommodations, please email [email protected] or call 855-905-5465 at least five days in advance of the workshop.

About Link21
The Link21 Program and it partner agencies will transform Northern California’s passenger rail network into a faster, more interconnected system, providing safe, efficient, and affordable travel for everyone. The Link21 Program aligns with and builds on the California State Rail Plan. At the core of Link21 is a new transbay crossing between Oakland and San Francisco.

For more information about the Program, visit www.Link21Program.org.

About the Capitol Corridor
Managed by the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), the Capitol Corridor is an intercity rail service connecting the most economically vibrant urban centers in Northern California โ€“ from Auburn/Sacramento to Silicon Valley, and including San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. With free Wi-Fi on board, Capitol Corridor trains provide a convenient, reliable, and comfortable alternative to the congested I-80, I-680, and I-880 freeways for over 1.8 million work and leisure travelers every year (prior to the COVID-19 pandemic).

About BART
The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is a heavy-rail public transit system that connects the San Francisco Peninsula with communities in the East Bay and South Bay. BART service currently extends as far as Millbrae, Richmond, Antioch, Dublin/Pleasanton, and Berryessa/North San Jose.

BART operates in five counties (San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara) with 131 miles of track and 50 stations, carrying approximately 405,000 trips on an average weekday (prior to the COVID-19 pandemic).

Contacts:
Karen Bakar, Capitol Corridor spokesperson, [email protected], (510) 368-6871
Alicia Trost, BART spokesperson, [email protected], (510) 414-4725