Reasons for Exemption
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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 The proposed project would result In the replacement of outdated traction power substation and switching station equipment Proposed improvements to KWS would require rehabilitation of the existing facility.,The existing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