Major construction on Tempo Line 1T started in August 2016 and ended in June 2020. The project has delivered major improvements to people in Oakland and San Leandro including:
· 46 stations with attractive canopies, wheelchair accessible sloped sidewalks , lights, cameras, seating, Clipper card readers, ticket vending machines, trash cans, map cases, and wayfinding signs
· 11 platforms with unique, artistically enhanced windscreens and handrails designed by local artists
· The new San Leandro Transit Center at the entrance to the San Leandro BART Station
· 8 miles of new bike lanes, making it safer for cyclists to navigate the East Bay
· 9.5 miles of new curb-to-curb pavement, providing a smoother and safer ride for all vehicles
· 35 new signals to slow traffic and save lives
· 515 new curb ramps that enhance mobility for people using wheelchairs and strollers
· More than 450 new high visibility crosswalks that increase pedestrian safety
· 13 miles of fiber optic cabling that will power the system
· 254 trees and new landscaping along the corridor
Tempo construction also benefited local workers and supported local economies. One hundred and eighty (180) local resident construction workers from Oakland and San Leandro were hired to help build Tempo Line 1T.
· These essential workers worked over 188,500 total hours on the project, or more than 34% of all project hours.
· Disadvantaged workers made up 14% of all apprentice hours worked on the project.
· In total, local workers earned $7.4 million in wages!
In addition, the Project Labor Agreement generated $44,720 that was granted to help support local pre-apprenticeship training programs at the Cypress Mandela Training Center, West Oakland Jobs Resource Center, and Rising Sun Energy Center.
For more information about the construction of Tempo Line 1T, visit brt.actransit.org.