VTA’s BART Alum Rock Community Working Group met Wednesday, December 2nd.
We got a quick up-date on the prospective application for federal funds — basically the VTA folks are optimistic. The application process will start shortly, but the official application and VTA board decision won’t happen for about one year (after the November ballot measure). The application will cover the original four stations (Alum Rock, Downtown, Diridon and Santa Clara).
Most of the meeting was devoted to an informative presentation on construction methods focusing on the tunnels. It was very interesting. The Power Point Presentation is available for download from the VTA site — the construction presentation starts on slide 16.
The next meeting of the Community Working Group will be February 10, 2016. The topics will include Station Naming and Construction Mitigation Practices.