We will hear reports from VTA, City and County on progress on maintenance of the trail and future plans and an up-date on BART planning and we’ll plan for the fall trail count and clean up on October 24th.
The trail count is scheduled for September 23rd. We need volunteers, so please let me know if you can cover an hour or two that day between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. Participating in the count has been an important way for us to demonstrate the need for a properly finished trail by showing how much the trail is used even in its current condition.
The Community Working Group for the Alum Rock BART station met last week. We heard reports on various topics, including Ridership demographics (we asked for more detail) A history of the evolution of the design for BART Phase II (from Berryessa to Santa Clara) A report from the City of San Jose on a “connectivity” study completed by consultants in July (focusing on pedestrian and bicycle access). A report from the City of San Jose on the US-101/Mabury Road interchange …Continue reading →
VTA’s Alum Rock Community Working Group will meet on Wednesday, August 12, at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, 4-7 p.m. On the agenda for 4-6 p.m: Project Status Report by VTA Staff Report on City Projects within the BART corridor (including Five Wounds Trail) by City Staff Financial Update Envision (ballot measure) Update. Special Topic, 6-7 p.m. — Alum Rock Alternative Concept. VTA is considering the option of bringing BART over Highway 101 at Silver Creek rather than under 101 closer …Continue reading →