This is a summary of the current state of the BART Phase II project. The Draft SEIS/SEIR has been released and the public review and comment period will end Feb. 20, 3017.
January 23, 2017, the Silicon Valley Business Journal published a good overview of the current state of the BART Phase II project.
The bottom-line is simple. With the passage of Proposition B in November, VTA now feels it has sufficient funding to move forward with designing the system. However, they still need to apply for a federal grant to complete their funding requirements.
The 6-mile Phase II BART Extension would begin at the end of the current Phase I Project in Berryessa, east of U.S. Highway 101 and south of Mabury Road. It would include an approximately 5-mile long tunnel, or subway, through downtown San Jose. Four stations are under consideration: a 28th Street Station, a Downtown San Jose Station, a Diridon Station, and a Santa Clara Station. The BART Extension would take approximately 8 years for design, construction, testing, and start-up activities. Depending upon funding availability, initial revenue service on the BART Extension is now targeted to begin in late 2025/2026.
BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project Draft SEIS/SEIR
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) are releasing the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIS/SEIR) for public review and comments for the proposed construction of the BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project, an approximately 6-mile extension of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system from the Berryessa BART Station (under construction) in San Jose to the City of Santa Clara.
Attached is a document from VTA that will help you find the areas of interest.
How to Submit Comments on the Draft SEIS/SEIR:
Tom Fitzwater, SVRT Environmental Planning Manager
VTA Environmental Programs & Resources Management, Building B-2
3331 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134
Comments must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 20, 2017. For additional information on the Draft SEIS/SEIR, please contact VTA’s Community Engagement Department at 408-321-7575.