New agency seeks recognition to build $400M Valley Line
California – The Tri-Valley-San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority is seeking recognition as a new agency from the Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) and the addition of its Valley Link plan to the Measure BB Transportation Expenditure Plan.
It also is asking the ACTC to remove the $400 million Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to Livermore project from its plan to free up the $400 million the authority needs to fund the Valley Link project.
Phase 1 of the project would establish rail service from the Dublin-Pleasanton BART Station to the proposed North Lathrop-ACE Station. The second phase would extend rail service from the North Lathrop-ACE Station to the Stockton ACE-San Joaquin stations.
The authority’s goal is for operations on the new line to begin by 2027 to improve rail connectivity between BART’s system and the Altamont Corridor Express commuter service in the Tri-Valley.