Eastern Contra Costa County is the fastest growing portion of the Bay Area, and expects a 53 percent increase in households and a 132 percent increase in jobs between 2000 and 2025. East County already has one of the slowest commutes in the region, with average travel time up almost 25 percent between 1990 and 2000. eBART is a proposed 21-mile BART extension into East Contra Costa County. The proposed extension would operate in the median of State Route 4 and would continue east toward Byron. The proposed project would provide an alternative to the heavily congested State Route 4 corridor.
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News from State Route 4!
Commuters on State Route 4 through Antioch are watching traffic relief as it is being built alongside the highway. State Route 4 is being widened from 4 to 8 lanes as part of an investment in the infrastructure of East Contra Costa County totaling over a billion dollars. One lane in each direction will be dedicated to car pools. But major traffic relief will also be felt when the new eBart line is constructed. The project will add 10 miles of eBART track from Pittsburg Bay Point to a new Hillcrest station in Antioch. The groundbreaking for that station occurred in October 2012.
Together, the highway and BART projects are a joint project between the Contra Costa County Transportation Authority (CCTA), the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the California Transportation Commission, and the Federal Highway Administration. CCTA is funding about $272 million of the project through Measure J, a half-cent sales tax reauthorized by Contra Costa voters in 2004, and $66 million of the project through the previous Measure C.
The investment in East County represented by the SR-4 Corridor projects will not only provide state-of-the-art transportation and transit infrastructure, but will also act as a catalyst for further economic growth, sustainable land-use development, and improved quality of life for the region's 225,000 residents.
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