A new transbay rail crossing between San Francisco and the East Bay would not only ease congestion along one of the Bay Area’s busiest commute corridors, but would serve as the lynchpin for an economic bonanza in the coming decades by expanding and better connecting multiple rail systems across the broader 21-county Northern California megaregion, according to a new study by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute.
Join the next installment of our Bay Area Impact Webinar series on Thursday, February 4 at 11am as we explore the study highlighting the benefits of a new transbay rail crossing, as well as witness the project launch of Link21, a long-range transportation program sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (Capitol Corridor) to transform the passenger rail network serving the 21-county Northern California Megaregion. Bay Area Council CEO Jim Wunderman will conclude the event by moderating a panel and Q&A session featuring the following speakers:
– Jeff Bellisario, Executive Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
– Barry Broome, Greater Sacramento Economic Council
– Barbara Leslie, President & CEO, Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce (Invited)
– Bob Powers, General Manager, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
– Rob Padgette, Managing Director, Capitol Corridor