Generational Program Aims to Transform Northern California’s Passenger Rail Network
Join the Link21 Team as it kicks off its second round of public outreach, which includes webinars, live Q&A sessions, grassroots outreach, surveys, and coordination with governmental agencies.
Webinars focusing on the four building blocks of service (markets, service, train technology, and infrastructure); results of the market analysis; feedback from the summer 2021 workshop series; and meetings with community-based organizations, will begin Saturday, Nov. 13. Live Q&A sessions with the Program’s subject matter experts are scheduled for the following dates and times. Check the Link21 website for more information on how to join.
- Saturday, November 13, 10 a.m.
- Tuesday, November 16, 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 17, 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, November 18, 6:30 p.m.
All sessions will be accessible in English, Spanish, Cantonese, and American Sign Language. Upon request, Link21 will provide reasonable accommodations to persons with limited English proficiency and disabilities who wish to participate in the webinar. To set up these accommodations, please email [email protected] or call 855-905-5465 at least five days in advance of the webinar.
In addition to the webinars and live Q&A sessions, the Link21 Team will be out at various BART stations and on select Capitol Corridor trains to educate the public about the program and encourage them to take a survey regarding travel patterns and service improvements. The survey is available online at Link21program.org/survey.
The Link21 Program, sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) and Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), and its 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 passenger rail crossing between Oakland and San Francisco.
For more information about the Program, visit www.Link21Program.org or call 855-905-Link (5465).
Alicia Trost, BART spokesperson, (510) 414-4725,
Karen Bakar, Capitol Corridor spokesperson, [email protected], (510) 368-6871
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 – 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).
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.