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Bart To Oakland International Airport

Bart To Oakland International Airport

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November 22nd, 2014

- The Fast Easy Way to OAK is Now Open -

Oakland, California – November 22, 2014 –The start of the busy holiday travel season at Oakland International Airport (OAK) kicks off with the much anticipated arrival of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) service between the Coliseum BART station and the OAK BART station on Saturday, November 22, 2014.

While the public had an opportunity to learn about the new rail system and experience the ride on BART to OAK at a celebration November 21, travelers will experience the new scheduled service starting at 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

"We couldn't be more pleased that the completion of this project comes in time for the busy holiday travel season at OAK. Whether traveling within the USA or to one of the growing number of international destinations served from OAK, travelers in BART's rail network will enjoy a faster, easier and more efficient ride,” said Deborah Ale Flint, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland. "At long last Bay Area residents can experience the ease, convenience and certainty of using BART with the same values they appreciate when making OAK their airport of choice," Ale Flint added.

This is a significant moment in the 87-year history of the airport, the Port of Oakland, BART and for everyone that travels to and from Oakland International Airport to work or to fly. OAK is the second California airport to have a direct rail connection to its metropolitan rail transit system. The opening of the new rail link adds ease of use and certainty for travelers arriving and departing from OAK, pairing well with the convenience and reliability that travelers have come to expect when they use OAK.

Sample one-way fares between four popular BART Stations and OAK are as follows:

 

Oakland Airport Station Regular Adult Youth, Senior
Powell Street SF $10.05 $3.75
Downtown Berkeley $8.50 $3.15
Oakland $8.15 $3.05
Fremont $9.85 $3.65

Complete fare listings are now shown on BART’s website at: http://www.bart.gov/tickets/calculator

About the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport and Oakland International Airport. The Port's jurisdiction includes 20 miles of waterfront from the Bay Bridge through Oakland International Airport. The Oakland seaport is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport offering over 300 daily passenger and cargo flights; and the Port’s real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. Together, through Port operations and those of its tenants and users, the Port supports more than 72,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland.

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Contact:
Mona Hernandez
Aviation Marketing and Communications
mhernandez@portoakland.com
(510)563-2892 

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