MEASURE RR PROGRAM TRACTION POWER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Summary

SCH Number
2019048352
Lead Agency
Bay Area Rapid Transit District
Document Title
MEASURE RR PROGRAM TRACTION POWER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

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 to one of its existing gap breaker stations, referred herein as ''MXQ." MXQ ls located under- ground in the tunnel between the Embarcadero and Montgomery BART Stations In the City and County of San Francisco , The gap breaker station isolates appropriate electrified third rail sections for maintenance and repair purposes and de-energizes third rail sections during emergencies for the M-Line.

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

15104646417

Location

Cities
San Francisco
Counties
San Francisco
Cross Streets
Transbay Tube between the Embarcadero and Montgomery BART Stations, San Francisco, CA 94111

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 gap breaker station equipment qualifies for an exemption pursuant t to CEQA Guidelines Article 19 Section 15302 as a Class 2 Replacement or Reconstruction Project and would not have a significant impact on the environment. Class 2 consists of replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the -same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced, the proposed project would result in the replacement of outdated gap breaker station equipment. See NOE for full details.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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