Name: Robert S. Allen
Subject: Extend BART to ACE
SB 1 plans extending ACE to Modesto and Merced, I understand. Extending BART to ACE near Livermore thus becomes even more important.
Livermore's General Plan prefers BART initially to Isabel/I-580, and ultimately at grade in a widened freeway median to a Greenville/I-580 station.
Continue BART east in I-580 median, curving left under westbound I-580 lanes onto former SP roadbed to an ACE intermodal station and BART train yard near the high UP/ACE trestle. May be able to run BART through existing I-580 structure over former SP track. Heavy earthwork beyond, but not within the narrow confines of a freeway median.
Extends BART a few thousand feet beyond former planned end of line, but makes for a smooth, low-cost BART extension to an ACE intermodal.station.