Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), the lead agency for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), is officially launching the environmental process for the proposed South Bay Connect project with this Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The proposed South Bay Connect will relocate Capitol Corridor passenger rail service to run on the Union Pacific Railroad Coast Subdivision between Oakland and Newark and create new transbay transit connections.
For your convenience, and to allow participation in a safe environment while social distancing, an online public scoping meeting will be available at southbayconnect.com during the project’s 45-day public scoping comment period. Visit the online meeting anytime between June 29 - August 13, 2020 to review information and submit comments. A telephone town hall is scheduled on July 15 at 6 p.m. To meet and interact directly with the Project Team, call (833) 380-0651. Additional team interaction will occur on the Online Meeting through a live chat feature. To engage directly with the Project Team through chat, visit the website at noon on July 15 and click the Chat Box. Comments on the Project and Environmental Scope can be formally submitted through the following ways:
The Public Works, Transportation Engineering Division plans and operates a multi-modal transportation system with safe and convenient choices for walking, bicycling, driving and using transit, through local actions, and in coordination with regional and state transportation agencies. Our work is guided by a Mobility Action Plan approved in March 2019 and a newly formed Mobility Commission.
Safety for all users of the City’s transportation is our highest priority goal. With the City Council’s approval of a Vision Zero policy in 2015, Fremont has been an early adopter of this “safe systems” approach which seeks to eliminate the occurrence of traffic fatalities and significantly reduce severe injuries from traffic crashes. We are making good progress as the number of major traffic crashes have dropped by 30% in the past four years.
Fremont is transforming its historically auto-oriented roadways into “complete streets” that are friendly for people walking and bicycling. Pedestrian and bicycle master plans are being implemented with dedicated funding provided by the Alameda County Measure BB program, as well as from regional and state funding grants.
Fremont plays an active role in the planning and delivery of regional projects and programs that serve our community – ranging from transit enhancements to freeway improvements. Our many partners in this regard include the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC), BART, Caltrans, and AC Transit.