As they noted, the BART Silicon Valley extension is the largest transportation investment the South Bay will make for decades. It will connect the East Bay and the South Bay with a 16-mile, six-station extension of the BART system. Once completed, the system will connect with Caltrain and form the “ring around the Bay” that generations of civic and business leaders have been working to build.
The article focuses on one part of the financial issue, the sources of revenue. However, there are are more than revenue issues in play here. There are many cost issues that people have identified in the last decade that haven’t been clearly addressed.
We, the members of the community that would will actually use and pay for the final product, need to keep on our toes. There are a lot of players on the field with many divergent needs and desires. We need to watch carefully to insure that the needs of the user community, not the financial players, are met by the final product.