The Eastlake BART Comprehensive Station Analysis studies the potential for a new BART station, neighborhood center, and employment hub in Oakland's Eastlake district at the current Union Pacific railyards site. The project seeks to close the gap in BART service between the Lake Merritt and Fruitvale stations, and expand transit access to Eastlake and San Antonio, two of Oakland's densest and lowest income districts. The station could add 5,500-6,500 new riders to the BART system, while the adjacent transit-oriented development could provide 1,800 jobs, 200 housing units, a library, grocery store, and community center for the Eastlake and San Antonio communities. The plan is the product of an intensive nine week independent study project by five Stanford University students. It was presented to an audience of representatives from BART, the City of Oakland, and Laney College on May 30th, 2012.
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