A Bay Area Rapid Transit official said the eBART project linking Eastern Contra Costa County with BART is on time and on budget.
Over the last decade, the population in Contra Costa has grown by more than 100,000 people, with most of the growth occurring in east county, bringing with it increased traffic congestion, especially along Highway 4.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission approved the allocation of $19 million in bridge toll funds Wednesday for the BART extension project in east Contra Costa County, MTC spokesman John Goodwin said.
Ground has been broken on a project that will expand Bay Area Rapid Transit District train service another 10 miles into eastern Contra Costa County.
It’s full steam ahead for BART’s extension to Antioch, after the transit agency awarded the first construction contract for the project.