MEASURE RR PROGRAM TRACTION POWER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Summary

SCH Number
2020060459
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
6/22/2020
Project Applicant
STEVE SIMS

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 traction power substations, Hayward Yard Traction Power Substation, referred herein as "AA Y". The AA Y traction power substation is an at-grade, outdoor substation located approximately 0.4 miles south of BART's Hayward Maintenance Complex building (150 Sandoval Way, Hayward, CA 94544), between Sandoval Way and the BART tracks. The 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. Please see Attachment A for additional information.

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

Phone : (510) 464-6417

Location

Cities
Hayward
Counties
Alameda
Parcel #
475-50-1-1

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15275(a)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed replacement of the traction power substation equipment qualifies for 11. statutory exemption from CEQA, as the project fits into the context of the exemption language and no other significant effects on the environment would result due to unusual circumstances. Statutory exemption from CEQA are granted by the California Legislature, and apply regardless of the environmental impacts of the project for stale policy reasons. A statutory exemption is provided under Section 21080(b)(10) of the California Public Resources Code (also found in the CEQA Guidelines Article 18 Section I 5275(a)). This statutory exemption applies to mass transit projects that involve the institution or increase of passenger or commuter service on rail lines already in use. This project proposes removing aging train control equipment and upgrading to a new system, which would support increased capacity and higher service frequencies. Please see Attachment A for additional information.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020060459_AAY   PDF 5791 K

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