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Oakland Airport Connector

October 2012
Work continues apace on the Oakland Airport Connector, which will whisk travelers from the Coliseum BART station to OAK. In this gallery of recent photos, the vertical support columns have been placed along Hegenberger Road and crews have begun the process of installing the horizontal trestles for the 3.2-mile elevated people mover.

More than three decades in the making, the BART-Oakland Airport Connector was included in the Regional Transit Expansion Program that MTC adopted in 2001 and reaffirmed in 2006. MTC is contributing $115 million in voter-approved Regional Measure 2 bridge tolls to the nearly $500 million project, along with $31 million from Regional Measure 1 (an earlier bridge toll program) and $20 million in state Prop 1B bond money.

Photos by Noah Berger

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