SB1 Case Study: BART Sea Level Rise and Flooding Resiliency Study



Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)




Using an SB 1 Adaptation Planning Grant, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) assessed the vulnerability and risks of four critical BART systems: stations, trackway, train control, and traction power. Seven vulnerable locations identified by the BART Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) were assessed. The project formulated both physical and non-physical adaptation strategies specific to elements of station access, trackway ballast, train control interlocking, and traction power contact rails. The findings from the project will inform the infrastructure rebuilding work supported by BART‘s $3.5 billion bond measure approved by voters last year. The project area overlaps with vulnerable communities, who will benefit from adaptation efforts by ensuring vulnerable communities have access to BART transit services following a flooding event.

Climate Impact Tags

Extreme storms Flooding Sea level rise

Resource Type Tags

ICARP Case Study


Extent: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Solano County, Sonoma County


Last updated: July 27, 2021