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File #: 20-149    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/19/2020 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 3/24/2020 Final action: 3/24/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the President of the Board of Supervisors to sign the proposed Letter of Support to include the Dumbarton Rail Project in Plan Bay Area 2050.
Attachments: 1. 20200324_att_Dumbarton Rail Letter.pdf, 2. 20200324_r_Dumbarton Rail Letter.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael Callagy, County Manager/Clerk of the Board
Subject: Letter of Support to include the Dumbarton Rail Project in Plan Bay Area 2050

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the President of the Board of Supervisors to sign the proposed Letter of Support to include the Dumbarton Rail Project in Plan Bay Area 2050.

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BACKGROUND:
The Dumbarton Rail Bridge was built in 1910 by a "paper subsidiary" of Southern Pacific, and was the first bridge to be built across San Francisco Bay. In 1982, the use of the rail bridge was discontinued. Then in 1994, San Mateo County acquired the rail bridge and the rail right of way from Southern Pacific for future use. Parts of the rail line approaching the bridge are still used today for freight rail.

With relocation to the city of Menlo Park, Facebook identified restoring the Dumbarton rail corridor as a mobility option for its employees and the region. In 2015 Facebook took the initiative to restart the Dumbarton Corridor project by contributing $1 million to SamTrans for a study on all transit options on the Dumbarton Corridor. Working collaboratively with project partners, including Facebook, the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA), Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC), and AC Transit, the study evaluated a variety of transportation alternatives on the Dumbarton Bridge (Highway 84) and its approaches, as well as examined how to rehabilitate and repurpose the Dumbarton rail bridge for transit purposes. On December 6, 2017 the SamTrans Board of Directors approved the Final Dumbarton Transportation Corridor Study.

In August 2018, the San Mateo County Transit District (District) began partnering with Cross Bay Transit Partners (CBTP), a joint venture between Facebook and Plenary Group, which is an investor, developer and manager of major public infrastructure projects...

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