MEASURE RR PROGRAM TRACTION POWER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Summary

SCH Number
2019048349
Lead Agency
Bay Area Rapid Transit District
Document Title
MEASURE RR PROGRAM TRACTION POWER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/16/2019
Project Applicant
STEVE SIMS, TRACTION POWER PROJECT MANAGER, SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT

Document Description
The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is an electricity powered commuter transit line. Electrification is provided by "traction power" substations located along the transit line right-of-way. BART proposes improvements lo one of its existing traction power substation and switching stations, referred herein as "KWS." The traction power substation and the switching station sit on top of a trackway tunnel, the traction power substation portion of KWS would be relocated to BART owned property southwest of the project site along 4th Street, between currently vacant land to the west and a privately owned parking lot 10 the east The switching station would remain in its current location. The proposed project would require facility upgrades, procurement and installation of replacement equipment for the existing traction power substation and switching station which currently supplies power for BART operations on the K-Line.

Contact Information
Steve Sims
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit
300 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94607

Phone : (510) 464-6417

Location

Cities
Oakland
Counties
Alameda
Cross Streets
401 Jefferson Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15302 Replacement or Reconstruct
Reasons for Exemption
See NOE for full details. The proposed replacement of the traction power substation equipment qualifies for an exemption pursuant to CEQA Public Resources Code 21080(b) , Article 18 Section 15276 Specified Mass Transit Projects .·. (a) The Institution or increase of passenger or commuter service on rail lines or high-occupancy vehicle lanes already In use, including the modernization of existing stations and parking facilities. The proposed project would result In the replacement of outdated traction power substation and switching station equipment Proposed improvements to KWS would require rehabilitation of the existing facility.,The existing equipment would be removed and replaced with new equipment The new and replacement equipment would have the same purpose as the existing traction power substation and switching station be capable of supporting increased train lengths and more frequent peak period services. During construction, temporary disruptions to traffic and parking may occur. To minimize any potential disruptions, the design team will work with the City of Oakland to make sure that the requisite traffic control measures are implemented

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Notice of Exemption
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