Thursday, February 4, 2010

Stimulus Money - Bay Area Transit (Bart) Extension Progress in San Jose

Connecting Fremont, Milpitas, San Jose, Santa Clara

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Project is an extension of the existing BART system to Milpitas, San Jose and Santa Clara. This project will extend the current system 16 miles along the existng Union Pacific Railroad corridor south of the future Warm Springs Station in Fremont. When completed, the train service will be completely isolated from car traffic. The new line will include: six stations - one in Milpitas, four in San Jose and one in Santa Clara; a 5-mile tunnel in downtown San Jose; and a new maintenance and storage facility in Santa Clara.

From Mercury News 2/4/10...After years of trying and failing, the BART extension to San Jose has finally qualified for federal funds, with up to $900 million on the line. The Federal Transit Administration included the BART project in its "new starts" program, in which transit agencies across the country compete for about $2 billion a year for new rail and bus lines, the Valley Transportation Authority confirmed Wednesday. Federal funding would be the final piece in a complex financial puzzle, making it possible to bring the region's most popular train line to the Bay Area's biggest city. The state has committed $760 million for the effort, and Santa Clara County voters have approved two sales taxes to pay for building and operating the trains. More...

The map

Posted by Kathy Meeh

1 comment:

Kathleen Rogan said...

Probably just in time for their new 49er stadium opening day. Sniff, has not settled with me that they will be leaving the city. I am on the "Keep the 49ers in San Francisco" fb club.