The public will have an opportunity to hear about the latest developments in the project this Thursday.
The Tri-Valley Regional Rail Policy Working Group will meet from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the chambers at 3575 Pacific Ave.
The group will provide an update on the development of the project, including the results of specific environmental analysis and the establishment of a partnership with the city of Livermore and the Alameda County Transportation Commission to expedite the project.
There will also be an update on the proposed reauthorization of Alameda County Measure B, which would provide more than $7 billion in funds for transportation projects by doubling the existing transportation sales tax and extending it forever.
The new measure includes $400 million for BART to Livermore Phase 1.
In last week's on the Isabel Avenue interchange dedication, Livermore Mayor John Marchand said the proposed extension of BART along I-580 to the Isabel Avenue interchange would further improve traffic on 580.
"This (Isabel Avenue interchange) project is the model we hope to use to bring BART to Livermore," he said.
Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty said officials have put aside $100 million so far for design and other preliminary work on the BART project. He said this project isn't just about traffic but is also an environmental issue because of the reduction in auto emissions it would bring.
"This is not just a congestion issue. It's a public health issue," he said.
Thursday's meeting will also include an update on the California High Speed Rail/Altamont Corridor Rail project, intended to provide a "world class" rail connection between northern San Joaquin Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area via the Altamont Pass.