Eastridge to BART Regional Connector Stakeholder Working


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Eastridge to BART Regional Connector Stakeholder Working Group
Orientation

Meeting Overview
• Welcome & Zoom Meeting Housekeeping • Review the Stakeholder Working Group (SWG) Process • Introductions • Project Overview • Community Outreach • Open Discussion • Wrap up
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Zoom Webinar
• Webinar is being recorded • Microphones on mute • Use your real name • One person speaks at a time • Raise hand to speak • Host will un-mute you • Code of Conduct - Respectful
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SWG Process and Role
• Members were nominated by the EBRC Policy Advisory Board • Membership Criteria • Role of the Stakeholder Working Group • Roles of the Stakeholder Working Group Member
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VTA Project Staff
Community Outreach and Public Engagement • Kathleen Podrasky – Community Outreach Supervisor • David Lovato – Public Communications Specialist Engineering and Program Delivery • Ven Prasad, P.E. Project Manager • Hassan Basma, Transportation Engineering Manager • Ken Ronsse, Deputy Director, Rail & Facilities • Ziad Dweiri, Project Engineer
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SWG Members
• Ernesto Barajas – Cassel Neighborhood Association, District 5 • Sandy Flores – Capitol Park Goss Dobern Neighborhood Association, District 5 • Karen Martinez – Capitol/Capitol, District 5 • Julie Nunes – Lyndale Neighborhood Association, District 5 • Laura Arechiga – Welch Park Neighborhood Association, District 8 • Jeremy Barousse – District 8 Roundtable, District 8 • Craig Ferguson – Thompson Creek Neighborhood Association, District 8 • Andres Solomonoff – Brahms/Edgeview Neighborhood Association, District 8 • Jessica Molina – Catholic Charities, First 5 • John Petersen – Eastridge Mall
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Big Picture Overview
• Called Eastridge to BART Regional Connector (EBRC) • EBRC is part of the 2000 Measure A Transit Improvement Program • Previously called Capitol Expressway Light Rail Project (CELR) • Overall project has been implemented in phases
✓ Phase 1: Pedestrian and Bus Improvements ✓ Phase 2: Eastridge to BART Regional Connector (EBRC) is the light rail
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EBRC Phase 1 of pedestrian and bus improvements complete

Sidewalk and landscape along Capitol Expressway

Expanded and reconfigured Eastridge Transit Center
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• 2012 – Pedestrian Improvements (sidewalk, lighting and trees) • 2015 – Eastridge Transit Center was expanded and reconfigured • 2017 – Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to the Eastridge Transit Center • 2018 – Pedestrian Access Improvements across Capitol Expressway
to the Eastridge Transit Center
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EBRC Project Benefits
• Improve public transit service • Enhance regional connectivity to BART • Increase mobility options • Improve regional air quality • Support local economic/land use goals • Accommodates light rail, bus, automobiles, bicycles and pedestrians
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