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Intermodal Transit Center

Train Station, Ferry Terminal, & Bus Service

Project Update

On September 27, 2013, the City provided an update presentation on the project to the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC) on the many facets and regional nature of the Intermodal Transit Center Project. 

On Wednesday, November 17, Interim City Manager Charlie Long hosted a community meeting to discuss the Bayfront and ITC projects with members of the public.

Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIR/DEIS) available for public review and comment. were due by November 15, 2010.

In August 2010, the City of Hercules applied for the U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER II Discretionary Grant in the amount of $11,180,400 for the Intermodal Transit Center Project.

Answers to some frequently asked questions.

The design plans for the extensive rail improvements, center-boarding platform for train patrons, etc. are 60% complete and will need final approval from Union Pacific Railroad.

On July 13, 2010, the City Council accepted the Value Engineering Report (5.9MB PDF), including 11 recommendations (5.7MB PDF) and a one page Cost Summary analyzing the potential savings.

On June 18, 2010, Hercules Bayfront LLC announced the results of the Bayfront public spaces and street naming contest.


On February 23, 2010, the City Council received a presentation about the Cafe Building and Plazas (7.7MB PDF).

New Plaza Cafe Building Renderings (4.4MB PDF) are released based on input from two Waterfront Workshop meetings.

City Receives Green Light from BCDC Design Review Board.

A Study Session was held on December 21 with the Planning Commission to review the design of Creekside Park, Plaza and other project components   (9.34MB PDF).

A Waterfront Workshop was held on Thursday, December 17 to discuss the Civic Plaza  (14.9MB PDF).

An informational brochure (656KB PDF) on the project's purpose and need was provided at the December 8, 2009 scoping meeting.

A Waterfront Workshop was held on Tuesday, December 1 to discuss the Creekside Park and Plaza (8.16MB PDF).

After several community workshops, the City Council on October 13, 2009, selected Alternative 1 as the Intermodal Transit Center design, following a presentation on the proposed design options (12.7 MB PDF). 

Over $25 million of funding has been secured for the project, and construction on the first phase of the infrastructure will start in 2011.

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The Intermodal Transit Center will combine three modes of public transportation (train, ferry, and bus) in one convenient Waterfront location (along Bayfront Boulevard near Refugio Creek). Design of the train infrastructure improvements – track alignment, signals, pedestrian walkway, center-boarding platform and station structure– is nearly complete.

The City is working with a Project Team made up of stakeholders involved in the project including HDR and BKF, architects, engineers, developer and transit operators. The Team meetings are ongoing, and provide valuable and necessary feedback.

In addition to the ferry, rail, and bus improvements, an additional 1,300 homes will be located in the Waterfront as well as commercial, office, and live-work units. The transit center will be easily accessible for bicyclists and pedestrians as well, particularly via the Bay Trail, which will connect to Pinole and Rodeo.

The cost of the Intermodal Transit Center and all related infrastructure improvements is estimated at $81M. This transit-oriented development will be the largest in California!

If you have questions, please contact the City at 510.799.8200. You can also visit the Water Emergency Transportation Authority web site for more information on the proposed Hercules-San Francisco ferry route.

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Last updated: 10/7/2013 11:15:21 AM