Say NO to Rerouting Capitol Corridor to Coast - Fremont, Newark, Union City, and Hayward

Say NO to Rerouting Capitol Corridor to Coast - Fremont, Newark, Union City, and Hayward

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No Capitol Corridor Coast Route started this petition to South Bay Connect and

Do you enjoy living by a busy train track (Caltrain/BART style), hearing horns and feeling vibration all day long, smelling of Diesel, or seeing more smoke near the bay?

Do you enjoy sitting in the traffic when trying to send your kids to school in the morning or trying to get on the Dumbarton Bridge in rush hour?

Do you enjoy the current Hayward and Fremont stations taken away, impacting the local business and jobs?

If not, we need to act fast to stop the South Bay Connect Project proposed by Capitol Corridor. 

  • South Bay Connect Project is relocating Capitol Corridor to Coast subdivision, passing residential areas in Union City, Fremont, and Newark, consisting of many minorities and immigrants
  • Capitol Corridor is the 4th busiest Amtrak route in the USA on its way to be the next Caltrain. Unlike current infrequent freight service, frequent passenger trains (14 as of 2019, 32 in the future) will pass by the quiet, residential areas in Union City, Fremont, and Newark during weekdays and weekends
  • UPRR (the owner of the track) still reserves the right to run freight trains when there is no passenger train. So your 3AM freight train excitement may continue, only with even more day-time passenger trains.
  • The project will also build a Ardenwood station at already highly congested Ardenwood Park & Ride near Dumbarton Bridge ramp at Ardenwood Blvd and Newark Blvd. It will also take away Capitol Corridor trains from the current Hayward and Fremont Centerville station.
  • Federal mandated horns near at-grade crossings (Alvarado, Dryer & Jarvis) and approaching the new Ardenwood station can impact homes miles away
  • Diesel pollution to the Air and the Bay for decades to come
  • The project aims to save "up to 13 minutes" in a 3 hour commute costing $264 million to taxpayers at a time of COVID-19 pandemic. For comparison, the Capitol Corridor FY2019 revenue is only 38 million.

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