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South Bay Connect Project’s DEIR Now Available for Public Comment

May 29, 2024

CCJPA has released the draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed South Bay Connect Project (Project) for a 45-day public review and comment period (May 29 to July 15, 2024). The proposed Project would relocate Capitol Corridor passenger rail service to the existing Union Pacific Railroad Coast Subdivision between Oakland and Newark for improved operational efficiency and reliability. The proposed Project also includes constructing a new passenger rail station on the Coast Subdivision at the existing Ardenwood Park-and-Ride to serve southern Alameda County passengers and facilitate connections to existing transbay transit connections between the East Bay and the San Francisco Peninsula. The draft EIR describes the proposed Project and evaluates the potential environmental impacts associated with both the Project and the “no project” alternative.

CCJPA wants to hear from riders and the public on this important rail improvement project for the Northern California Megaregion. Two virtual public meetings are being offered for you to learn more about the proposed Project and provide formal comments on the draft EIR. Spanish and Mandarin Chinese interpreters will be available, as well as a court reporter to take your comments. Individuals will be allotted three minutes to provide verbal comments. All comments received on the draft EIR will be documented and addressed in the final EIR, which is anticipated to be completed in late 2024.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2024 | 6-8 P.M.
Telephone: (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 948 0626 0719
Passcode: 609064

THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2024 | 6-8 P.M.
Telephone: (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 966 2867 9863
Passcode: 280963

For accessibility accommodations, please call (510) 244-3667 or email [email protected]. Deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired users may contact the California Relay Service TTY/TDD and/or Voice Line at 1-800-735-2929 or 711.

The public may also provide verbal comments at the CCJPA Board Meeting on June 26, 2024, beginning at 10 a.m. at the BART Headquarters (2150 Webster St, Oakland, CA). An option for public participation will be available via teleconference. Visit for meeting information.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (510) 244-3667
Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
Attn: South Bay Connect DEIR
2150 Webster St, 3rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612