The SamTrans board is getting an update on Wednesday at its board meeting starting Tuesday on process of planning Dumbarton corridor transit options.
With regard to the transit options, four technologies are being analyzed:
* Commuter Rail (CRT)
* Light Rail (LRT)
* Autonomous Vehicle Transit (AVT)
* Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
Stations are planned for Redwood City, Middlefield Road, Willow Road, Newark, Ardenwood and Union City with options for additional stops along Decoto Road or Quarry Lakes Parkway for the LRT/BRT/AVT technologies, and an additional stop at Centerville for the Commuter Rail Technology.
With regard to active transportation, “Bike and Pedestrian facilities are also part of the conceptual planning work. The project team will continue coordination with jurisdictions, communities, and advocacy groups to get feedback on location and placement of these amenities.”
The current phase of studies is expected to be wrapped up this Spring with an alternatives analysis that can be used by SamTrans and the region to determine the future of the Dumbarton Corridor transit project.
The Project’s Technical Advisory Group/Stakeholder Advisory Group is expected to meet in early Spring 2021, and there will also be a corridor-wide community meeting in the Spring. Feedback and insight from these outreach efforts will inform refinement of the alignments, stations, technology options, and bike/pedestrian facilities. In Spring 2021, the SamTrans Board will weigh the options for advancing the project after reviewing the results of the alternatives analysis.