BART Adopts Policy for New Affordable Housing

In the Bay Area, one of the smartest choices we can make is to transform some of the vast parking lots around our transit stations into thriving neighborhoods with homes for residents across the income spectrum. This helps tackle the housing affordability crisis, increases transit ridership, and cuts our bone-crunching traffic. It also reduces sprawl pressure, ensuring residents can afford to live near transit and jobs rather than being forced to search for housing at the edges of the region.

So we’re ecstatic to report that BART—one of the largest landowners of sites for potential transit-oriented development in the Bay Area—has just approved a policy to ensure that new development includes homes for residents across the income spectrum.