MTC is proposing to use $91m of the funds originally slated for Dumbarton, Rail for the BART extension to Warm Springs. Dumbarton Rail, which is about $300 million short of funds, would get its funding restored in later years. Meanwhile the BART project, which is just about funded and scheduled to get underway next year, would get a $91 million cash infusion.
The proposal is part of a strategic plan that the MTC is scheduled to vote on next month.
The time frame for restoring the $91 million to Dumbarton Rail is 2019 – 2027. Makes you think Dumbarton Rail is a long way off, if it happens at all.
The cash transfer would make for some happy Fremont officials. They don’t support Dumbarton Rail, which would link the Union City Bart Station with the Redwood City Caltrain Station.