Alameda County Measure B Sales Tax Specified APM – airport sensitive about traffic Only Sierra Club opposed (cost effectiveness) Cost given as $130M Knew it would cost twice as much $232M and counting Scrambling for $
September 11 Air passengers up 14% Oct 01 vs 00 Airport station security
Rider experience 48% air passengers have carry on bags Not fastest mode, but most reliable Hwy 880 LOS F Faster from SF to OAK than SFO Closer than parking, moving walkways, 2 floors down Seamless ticketing
AirBART / Quality Bus Profitable 750,000 trips per year, 6.2% share Not given a fair shot in EIR Signal control, increased service will happen Worst case trip time.
TOD Metroport: 1.3M sq feet, 300 hotel rooms, parking BART station: transit village, Hope IV, offices More
Parking – 40% of OAK revenue OAK losing 2,000 spaces Coliseum BART parking – free for day trips BART paid overnite parking New development has competing parking OAK plans to add 2 lots w/ bus.
Economics / Feasibility 13 mi BART trip on average: $2.15 From EIR numbers, does not cover debt service 16% share is high. (Reagan: 14%, Atlanta: 8%) Annual trip growth $232M construction. All BART projects more Low fares: OAC $3, BART inflation Millions
Multiple agencies cooperating Conflict over airport station Marketing Construction, traffic impact Conflict over strategy
Recommendation: APM is good Covers operating costs – improves BART utilization at low cost Without APM, Metroport wont be built Without removing cars, TOD and air passenger growth would stall TOD is crucial for Oakland THE END.
AirBART Ridership Statistics 1999 463,057 riders 4.68% of airline passengers 2000 573,728 riders (24% growth from 1999) 5.40% of airline passengers 2001 284,056 riders (through May) Over 750,000 riders anticipated for 2001 6.10% of airline passengers (through May)
Terminal Expansion Program Why Expand? 7.0 MAPComfortable current terminal capacity 11.3 MAPApproximate current passenger load 17.7 MAP2010 passenger load* 25.1 MAP2020 passenger load* *Regional Airport System Plan Update 2000, Volume II, (Regional Airport Planning Committee, February 2001) MAP = million annual passengers
Terminal Expansion Program Parking garage Dual-level curbside roadway Two-level terminal Retain Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 gates Central concessions hall
BART-OAK Connector Station Location Minimize vertical transitions Minimize walking distances Eliminate crossing roadways at-grade Locate station as close as possible to security checkpoint Locate station as close or closer to the terminal as most convenient parking space
BART-OAK Connector Funding Port of Oakland: $25 million in PFCs Eligibility: project must preserve or enhance capacity of the national air transportation system Port of Oakland must own/acquire right-of-way Project must primarily serve the Airport (passengers and employees)
BART-OAK Connector Other Considerations Structural separation Construction phasing coordination