The much-anticipated start of construction of the Dublin Transit Center Parking Garage is expected to be underway in the next two weeks. When completed, the project will add more than 500 parking spaces near the Dublin-Pleasanton BART Station. The new facility will have charging stations for electric vehicles, including secured charging and storage space for the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority’s (LAVTA) planned Shared Autonomous Vehicle program.
To commemorate the start of construction, Alameda County Supervisor David Haubert and Dublin Mayor Melissa Hernandez will host a “Construction Commencement Celebration” on Wednesday October 26 at 2 pm. The event will take place at the site of the new parking garage, with entry at the southeast corner of the intersection of Iron Horse Parkway and Martinelli Way in Dublin.
Regarding the need for additional parking at this location, Supervisor Haubert said, “Prior to the start of the pandemic, there were thousands of Tri-Valley residents on a waiting list to get a reserved parking space at this BART Station and the remaining spaces were completely filled by 7 am on most days. Obviously, much changed in March of 2020, but we are seeing more and more Bay Area employees returning to work each day and it is only a matter of time until freeway congestion convinces commuters to return to BART. We will be ready.”
Dublin Mayor Melissa Hernandez noted “We are certainly excited to have the additional parking this facility will bring, because in pre-COVID times, many commuters would find the BART garage full and park in the adjacent neighborhoods, frustrating our city’s residents who live in the area. The new garage is only part of what the city of Dublin has planned for this parcel of land. The remainder will be residential units with convenient access not only to BART, but also to a number of local and regional bus services, including the Tri-Valley’s own Wheels and Rapid bus routes.”
Construction of the parking facility is being managed by McCarthy Building Companies and is expected to be completed in December 2023. Alameda County’s General Services Agency (GSA) will provide project oversight.