One of the drivers for the proposed North Pacheco annexation by the City of Martinez, which failed by one vote last month, was the city's participation in the $2.6 million makeover of the Park & Ride lot at the corner of Pacheco Blvd. and Blum Rd. Though the annexation bid failed, the city is still being asked to manage the project.
Sponsored by the Contra Costa County Transit Authority, in conjunction with Caltrans and the County Connection, the project would transform a modest parking lot into a facility that would include bike lockers, a bus transfer point and other transportation amenities.
The city is being asked to coordinate the project, though there are still details to be worked out, according to a story in the Contra Costa Times.
"It's not a done deal yet," said city engineer Tim Tucker on Monday. "We're still working with city attorney on all the details."
Tucker said the city's participation is predicated on its familiarity with managing large-scale construction projects.
"CCCTA is very good at running buses and bus schedules, but not necessarily good at running construction projects," Tucker said. "It's an important project, and it’s not that unusual for agencies to help each other out, so we're stepping up to the plate."