The Elusive Airport-Subway Link

Planners have been trying to link San Francisco's BART to San Francisco International Airport since 1956. Now it may finally happen.
June 17, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Over the ensuing years, they learned a cruel transportation lesson: Sometimes, you just can't get there from here. Their project became a frustrating journey marked by nagging delays and political turbulence. But now, that long-anticipated airport extension is finally touching ground.This week, the 98-mile Bay Area Rapid Transit system will finally go the few extra miles to connect with the world's seventh-busiest airport, adding San Francisco to a short list of cities nationwide — including Atlanta, Chicago and Washington — with a direct airport-subway link... The 8.7-mile spur will feature four new stops, including an airport station within steps of the international gates and another in suburban Millbrae offering a cross-platform connection between a subway and regional rail line."

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Published on Monday, June 16, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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