Community meeting to hear about Hillcrest BART Station Tuesday night

Antioch residents are invited to a presentation about the new Hillcrest Avenue BART Station by Joel Keller, BART Director, Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Antioch Community Center at Prewett Park, 4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch.

Get answers to your questions, such as: When will the station be done? When will BART finish the train line? What will the cars look like? How many passengers will they hold? Why is Hillcrest Avenue still under construction? When will the road work be finished?

Presented by BART and the City of Antioch.

For more information about this community meeting please call 925-779-7011.

2 Comments to “Community meeting to hear about Hillcrest BART Station Tuesday night”

  1. Libby says:

    bart has plans to build a real Bart train to los positas college in Livermore.

    Why didn’t Antioch get a real bart train to Antioch?

    How long has east county been paying Bart taxes?

    • Publisher says:

      Actually, it’s the City of Livermore that has a plan to build real BART to Livermore at a cost of $3.4 billion, which includes a line to their downtown. But, no one believes that will ever happen.
      BART, on the other hand, currently doesn’t have enough money to build a full BART extension from Pleasanton to Livermore.
      According to BART’s website, they are considering full BART for the extension, as well as alternatives, such as the DMU (diesel multiple unit) trains that will be use in Eastern Contra Costa County.
      The decision isn’t anticipated until the end of 2017. Please see
      If they do get full or real BART, it will be because they can prove there will be the ridership from the San Joaquin Valley, in order to obtain the necessary federal funding, which eBART could not demonstrate. That is why no federal funds are being used on eBART and we’re not getting real BART at $150 million per mile, instead of the $56 million per mile for eBART.
      Allen Payton, Publisher

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