Environmental Clearance

Public transit is an essential tool in reducing greenhouse gases and producing a more sustainable environment. The eBART Project will increase the opportunity for people to use public transit, reducing auto use, and thereby reducing air pollution. eBART will use clean diesel, which meets all applicable U.S. and California air quality standards. Below are a few facts about why the eBART Project is an environmentally sustainable choice for East Contra Costa County:

  • DMU trains will  use ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel, which is much cleaner than the diesel fuel in use today.
  • eBART will reduce greenhouse gas emissions beyond the reductions already achieved by BART today.
  • eBART will reduce auto travel by 99 million miles per year.

On April 23, 2009, the BART Board of Directors conducted a Public Hearing for the eBART Project, and approved the Environmental Impact Report. The Board advanced the project to the construction phase.


Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
Dated - September 19, 2008

Title Page
Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Project Description
3. Environmental Analysis
     3.1 - Introduction
     3.2 - Transportation
     3.3 - Land Use
     3.4 - Population and Housing
     3.5 - Visual Quality
     3.6 - Cultural Resources
     3.7 - Geology, Soils, and Seismicity
     3.8 - Hydrology and Water Quality
     3.9 - Biological Resources
     3.10 - Noise and Vibration
     3.11 - Air Quality
     3.12 - Public Health and Safety
     3.13 - Community Services
     3.14 - Utilities
     3.15 - Energy
4. Other CEQA Considerations
5. Project Alternatives
6. List of Preparers
     Appendix A - 2005 and Revised 2008 Notices of Preparation
     Appendix B - BART System Expansion Policy
     Appendix C - Parking Management Toolkit


Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Response to Comments
Dated - April 2009

Title Page
Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. List of Commenter
3. Master Responses
4. Written Responses
     No. 1
     No. 2-10
     No. 11-20
     No. 21-30
     No. 31-40
     No. 41-50
     No. 51-60
     No. 61-68
5. Oral Responses
6. Revisions to the Draft EIR 

Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Addendum
Dated: April 2011



Last Updated: November 29, 2012