In mid 2007, the City and BART began construction of the Intermodal Station Phase I project with the goal to modify the Union City BART Station to allow eventual integration of a future commuter rail station, reconfigure the existing BART parking lot to improve access for all modes of transportation such as pedestrians, bicyclists, transit and automobiles and to better adapt the existing 14-acre BART site for future Transit Orient Development (TOD). The Phase I project is complete and the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate this fact was held on Dec. 2, 2010 which was attended by over 150 guests including dignitaries, elected officials, private developers and funding agencies, etc.
Highlights of the Phase I project included:
Phase II of the Intermodal Station Project will consisted of making further improvements within the station building and on its east side in anticipation of future expansions of the BART Station and to establish a pedestrian connection with the City’s TOD development. This phase is expected to be completed in late 2016.
This regional transportation project is funded by Alameda CTC’s Measure B Program, the Governors’ Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP), the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), the State - Transportation Enhancement (TE) Program, MTC’s Transit for Livable Communities (TLC) Program, an AC-Transit FTA Grant, the federal SAFETEA-LU Program and the City’s Redevelopment Agency.