The five Key Considerations formed the basis of the development of four potential alternatives for a new crossing. Every possibility contained trade-offs in service of these considerations, and we did not find one clearly superior preferred alternative. These are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of potential alternatives, but represent distinct visions for the priorities of a new crossing. Use the interactive map below to view the three crossing alternatives we have developed. Click the drop-down menu in the top right corner to select an alternative. View the full report to read more about our alternatives.
|Alternative 1: New Opportunities (BART)||Includes a BART diversion south of MacArthur Station running along a reimagined I-980 corridor in Oakland. Connects with San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) before continuing West on Geary via Civic Center|
|Alternative 2: Critical Needs (BART)||Includes a BART diversion south of MacArthur Station running along Franklin St. in Downtown Oakland. Connects with Mission Bay and Downtown San Francisco via Geary|
|Alternative 3: Connecting the Megaregion (Standard Rail)||Includes a standard rail diversion south of the existing Emeryville Station running along a reimagined I-980 corridor in Oakland. Connects with San Francisco via the Transbay Transit Center. Extends Capitol Corridor service to Transbay Transit Center and extends Caltrain service to Richmond.|
|Alternative 4: Performance Pricing (not pictured in map)||Addresses transportation problems without a new crossing by increasing westbound Bay Bridge tolls during peak hours and using the revenue to fund increased bus service and land use changes that reduce demand on the corridor, in addition to other equity opportunities. Impacts to vulnerable groups would be mitigated by a lifeline discount.|
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