Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Measure RR Program Traction Power System Improvements Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020060464
Lead Agency
Bay Area Rapid Transit District
Document Title
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Measure RR Program Traction Power System Improvements Project
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-or-way. BART proposes improvements to one of its existing traction power substations, 23rd Street Traction Power Substation, referred herein as KTT. KTT is an outdoor, at-grade tradition power substation station located at the northeast quadrant of the Northgate Avenue and 23rd Street intersection, at an elevation below the surrounding roadways but above the BART trackway, in the City of Oakland, CA 94612. The project will require facility upgrades, procurement, and installation of replacement equipment for the existing traction power substation which currently supplies power for BART rail operations.

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

Phone : (510) 464-6417

Location

Cities
Oakland
Counties
Alameda

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 a statutory exemption from CEQA, as the project fits into the context of the exemption language and no other significant effects on the environment will result due to unusual circumstances. Statutory exemptions from CEQA are granted by legislature. A statutory exemption from CEQA is provided under Section 21080(b)(10) of the California Public Resources Code (also found in the CEQA Guidelines Article 1 B Section 15275(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 will support increased capacity and higher service frequencies.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020060464_KTT   PDF 6670 K

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