Construction Set to Start on Dublin Transit Center Garage

The much-anticipated start of construction of the Dublin Transit Center Parking Garage is expected to be underway in the next two weeks. When completed, the project will add more than 500 parking spaces near the Dublin-Pleasanton BART Station. The new facility will have charging stations for electric vehicles, including secured charging and storage space for the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority’s (LAVTA) planned Shared Autonomous Vehicle program.

To commemorate the start of construction, Alameda County Supervisor David Haubert and Dublin Mayor Melissa Hernandez will host a “Construction Commencement Celebration” on Wednesday October 26 at 2 pm. The event will take place at the site of the new parking garage, with entry at the southeast corner of the intersection of Iron Horse Parkway and Martinelli Way in Dublin.

Regarding the need for additional parking at this location, Supervisor Haubert said, “Prior to the start of the pandemic, there were thousands of Tri-Valley residents on a waiting list to get a reserved parking space at this BART Station and the remaining spaces were completely filled by 7 am on most days. Obviously, much changed in March of 2020, but we are seeing more and more Bay Area employees returning to work each day and it is only a matter of time until freeway congestion convinces commuters to return to BART. We will be ready.”

Dublin Mayor Melissa Hernandez noted “We are certainly excited to have the additional parking this facility will bring, because in pre-COVID times, many commuters would find the BART garage full and park in the adjacent neighborhoods, frustrating our city’s residents who live in the area. The new garage is only part of what the city of Dublin has planned for this parcel of land. The remainder will be residential units with convenient access not only to BART, but also to a number of local and regional bus services, including the Tri-Valley’s own Wheels and Rapid bus routes.”

Construction of the parking facility is being managed by McCarthy Building Companies and is expected to be completed in December 2023. Alameda County’s General Services Agency (GSA) will provide project oversight.

About the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) was created in 1985 by the cities of Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton and Alameda County to serve area transit needs. In 2018 and 2019, LAVTA was named Transit Agency of the Year by the California Transit Association and the California Association for Coordinated Transportation, respectively. In 2020, LAVTA was named the top transit agency of its size in North America by the American Public Transportation Association.

LAVTA supports environmental sustainability by reducing vehicle trips and traffic congestion on local streets and improving air quality in the Tri-Valley region. In addition to passenger fares, the agency is supported financially by federal, state and local agencies, including the Alameda County Transportation Commission’s Measure BB.

Follow LAVTA on Facebook at facebook.com/wheelsbus and on Twitter @wheelsbus or visit our website wheelsbus.com for more information on Wheels and Rapid bus services, our Dial-A-Ride paratransit service as well as our Go Tri-Valley promotion with Uber and Lyft.

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