LIVERMORE -- BART invites the public to a meeting here Wednesday, Sept. 19 to comment on planning for a rail extension to Livermore.

BART will conduct an informational open house on the rail project at 6 p.m. and begin the meeting at 7 p.m. at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave.

BART wants comments about what issues should be covered in an environmental impact report on a proposed 4.8-mile rail extension along the Interstate 580 median to Livermore, and alternatives such as an express bus service. Written comments are due Oct 1.

The new tracks would run from the current end of the line at the Dublin/Pleasanton station to a new station near the new Isabel Avenue interchange at I-580.

To view more information about the project, visit www.bart.gov/ and click on "about BART," projects and Livermore extension.

A $400 million down payment on the project would be raised if Alameda County voters in November approve a ballot measure to increase their transportation sales tax from a half-cent to a full cent.

Contact Denis Cuff at 925-943-8267. Follow him at Twitter.com/deniscuff



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