Bay Area Rapid Transit
Extending the current Richmond BART line one stop north, to Hilltop Mall and the Pinole area. The concept address heavy traffic congestion long I-80 while increasing BART and local transit ridership.
The project would focus on utilizing an existing parking lot with hundreds of spaces for park-and-ride commuters traveling from nearby residential areas like Pinole, El Sobrante, and North Richmond. In addition, it would increase retail sales at Hilltop Mall and provide new mixed-use opportunities for retail and housing development. It could be the most heavily-used suburban Bart station if constructed.