South Bay Connect


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
Document Title
South Bay Connect
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use

Document Description
The proposed Project is located in Alameda County between the Capitol Corridor Oakland Coliseum Station to the north and Newark Junction to the south. Currently, CCJPA operates Capitol Corridor passenger rail service along the Niles Subdivision (owned by Union Pacific Railroad) between Oakland and Fremont/Newark. Key components of the proposed South Bay Connect Project include: • Relocation of Capitol Corridor passenger rail operations to the Coast Subdivision and the facilitate the relocation of freight rail operations to the Niles and Oakland Subdivisions between Oakland and Fremont/Newark to create operational improvements for both services; • Upgrades to the Coast Subdivision to Federal Rail Administration Class 5 track standards to accommodate passenger rail service; • Improvements on the Niles and Oakland Subdivisions, including connections between the two lines at Industrial and Shinn to allow for more efficient freight movements; and • Construction of a new passenger rail station at the existing Ardenwood Park & Ride that connects rail service with express buses, private shuttles, and the surrounding bicycle and pedestrian network.

Contact Information
Shirley Qian
Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
Lead/Public Agency
300 Lakeside Drive 14th Floor East
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone : (510) 874-7491

Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
Project Applicant


Fremont Hayward Newark Oakland San Leandro Union City
Countywide San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
State Highways
I-880; I-238; SR92 SR84, SR185,
Union Pacific
Oakland International
San Francisco Bay

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Coastal Zone Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Public Services Recreation Social Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW) California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)


Environmental Document
CCJPA_SBC_NOP 6-29-2020   PDF 956 K
NOC for SBC NOP   PDF 648 K
State Comments
2020060655_Caltrans Comment   PDF 421 K 2020060655_CDFW Comment   PDF 341 K 2020060655_NAHC Comment   PDF 500 K

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