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Project Update: Design, Engineering and Planning

VTA is working on several fronts to prepare for upcoming milestones. Here's a snapshot of our efforts this summer:

  • The team’s first priority is advancing the engineering of the Project, in preparation to  submit for federal funding in 2020.
  • Environmental work continues as teams assess soil conditions by conducting geotechnical exploration to better inform the engineering work.
  • Phase I of the Diridon Station Integrated Concept Plan will wrap up in Fall of 2019. Phase 1 will result in a Draft Vision for the station, focusing on “big moves:” platform and station layout rail alignment, and connectivity between transit modes.  A community meeting and opportunity to learn more will take place in mid-September.
  • After a year-long effort, collaborative planning work to encourage and provide guidance for transit oriented communities will hit a milestone in mid-September with the release of Transit Oriented Community Playbooks to guide future work at the Santa Clara, 28th St/Alum Rock and Downtown Stations. A public comment period as well as community event for TOC’s will be announced in the next newsletter – stay tuned!
  • Community Engagement continues – come see us at the San Jose Downtown Farmer’s Market on September 6, and Viva Calle on September 22.
This image shows retail, restaurant and pedestrians outside of the San Leandro Transit Oriented Development

 
VTA’s BART Phase II Small Business Study Kicks Off

One of VTA's priorities as part of the BART Silicon Valley Phase II Project is to ensure small businesses near construction zones will be able to conduct business during Project construction. Although construction for a single-bore tunnel is less intrusive than twin-bore tunnels, some temporary impacts, similar to typical building construction, may occur where new BART stations will be constructed. Businesses are important to the local economy surrounding the planned transit stations, and VTA, in recognition of this, has initiated a Small Business Study and will engage a Small Business Task Force to identify how small businesses may be impacted during Project construction and identify what assistance would be relevant.

Read more about the study at this linkhttps://www.vta.org/blog/vtas-bart-phase-ii-small-business-study-kicks
 

Preview Google’s Mixed-Use Framework in San José

Google is hosting a meeting for the public to learn more about Google’s preliminary Mixed-Use Framework in the Diridon Station Area at Arena Green West on Saturday, August 24 beginning at 10:30 a.m. They’re interested in hearing feedback and answering questions about their initial framework.
Come take a look!The meeting will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Arena Green West at N. Autumn St (across from SAP Center)
Please RSVP: sanjoseplan@google.com.
Have a question for us about Phase II? 
 Visit www.vta.org/bart or email us vtabart@vta.org
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