Measure RR Program Traction Power System Improvements Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)
Document Title
Measure RR Program Traction Power System Improvements Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The San Francisco Bay Arca 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, Coliseum Traction Power Substation, referred herein as ACO". The traction power substation is located along San Leandro Street, approximately 200 feet northwest of the Coliseum BART Station (7200 San Leandro Street, Oakland, CA 94621), below the aerial BART rack guide-way. The project will require facility upgrades, procurement, and installation of replacement equipment for the existing traction power substation which currently supplies power for BART operations. Please see Attachment A for additional information.

Contact Information

Steve Sims
Agency Name
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Steve Sims
Contact Types
Project Applicant



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
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 the Californian Legislature, and apply regardless of the environmental impacts of the project for state policy reasons. A statutory exemption is provided under Section 21080(b)(10) of the California Public Resources Code (also included in the CEQA Guidelines Article 18 Section J5275(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. Please see Attachment A for additional information.


Notice of Exemption

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