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BART Silicon Valley Project green lit to enter project development phase

Posted on March 14, 2016

Rendering of the street level concourse area of the Berryessa BART Station, which is part of Phase I of the project that began construction in April 2012 and is expected to be completed in fall 2017.
Rendering of the street level concourse area of the Berryessa BART Station, which is part of Phase I of the project that began construction in April 2012 and is expected to be completed in fall 2017.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given Valley Transit Authority (VTA) the green light to to enter the six-mile Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Phase II Extension into the Project Development phase of the Federal New Starts funding program. This milestone signifies that VTA has “pre-award authority” to incur costs to advance engineering and design activities to support the environmental review process.

Activities related to the Project Development phase are necessary to refine a cost estimate and financial plan for the project. VTA must complete a number of activities during this phase which include: clearly defining the project scope after performing an alternatives analysis, known as selecting a locally preferred alternative; identifying a funding plan which is necessary for the project to be included in the regional long range transportation plan; and completing the environmental review process.

Phase II of VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Project consists of four stations and a five-mile tunnel through downtown San Jose, completing the 16-mile extension and vital transit solution to highly congested and constrained I-880 and I-680 corridors.

April 2016 marks four years of progress on VTA's BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension (Phase I). Just over eighty percent of the construction contract to build the line, track, stations and systems is complete. By spring next year, BART (operator) is expected to begin to test trains on the newly built 10-mile segment. The two station campuses at Milpitas and Berryessa have been visibly taking shape over the past year. A long list of completed milestones related to the eleven grade crossings in the corridor, part of the fully-grade separated $2.3 billion transportation investment, are also keeping the project months ahead of schedule and trending under budget. BART Phase I is expected to be carrying passengers by fall 2017.

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