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<br />potential high-speed rail routes between the Bay Area and the Central Valley for the Rail <br />Authority's environmental review of the proposed rail lines. <br /> <br />In November, 2005, Pleasanton received a letter from the City of Livermore requesting that <br />Pleasanton support the inclusion of the BART to Livermore extension as part of the <br />Metropolitan Transportation Commission's (MTC) 25-year rail plan for the Bay Area. <br />Livermore believes that this is an opportunity to achieve the goal of having BART service <br />extended to Livermore, as well as to obtain upgraded ACE train services. <br /> <br />The cities of Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore are currently meeting on a regular basis to <br />jointly analyze transportation issues and to work together in support of transportation projects <br />that benefit the Tri-valley area. The Triangle Study is an example of an ongoing collaborative <br />effort to reach consensus on a plan for prioritizing the funding and constructions of projects in <br />our area to help relieve traffic congestion. <br /> <br />MTC held a public workshop in December, 2005, in Livermore at which Livermore's Vice- <br />mayor and a City Council member pointed out the merits of extending BART to Livermore. <br />Tri-valley residents, along with residents of Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco <br />Counties, approved BART's initial plans to include a core system of 33 stations to serve 17 <br />communities in the three counties; a Livermore station was one of the 33 envisioned. <br />However, with BART's most recent plan, the Livermore station is the only station proposed in <br />the original plan that is being neither planned nor funded. <br /> <br />The Mayor has been asked to send a letter (draft attached) to MTC indicating the City's <br />support of including the BART extension to Livermore in the Regional Rail Plan now being <br />drafted. The Council is asked to approve the letter. <br /> <br />FISCAL IMPACT <br /> <br />None. <br /> <br />Respectfully Submitted, <br /> <br /> <br />72<-uL <br /> <br />Rob Wilson <br />Director of Public Works <br /> <br />Nelson Fialho <br />City Manager <br /> <br />Attachment: Letter to MTC Board of Directors <br /> <br />SR 06:021 <br />Page 2 of2 <br />