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Work Continues to Deliver a Safe Berryessa Extension 

After extensive review and coordination with BART management, VTA has made the difficult decision to defer most of BART’s pre-revenue operations on the BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension. The two agencies have concluded that in the interest of achieving a safe and reliable start of revenue service, a more practical work plan needs to be developed.

Since June of this year, VTA as owner-builder and BART as the future operator of VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project have been working diligently to start passenger service before the end of this year. This has involved simultaneous efforts by both agencies to complete final systems modification and related testing, BART’s system acceptance testing (Phase 3 testing) and, more recently, BART service readiness activities including training and simulated service (known as pre-revenue operations). 

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On February 11, 2020, VTA will host a forum to provide an overview of the BART Silicon Valley Phase II Project, project schedule and timeline, information on contract packaging, and future contracting opportunities. The event will be held from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton San José located at 2050 Gateway Place.
To register for the event, please visit VTA’s Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vtas-bart-phase-ii-industry-forum-tickets-76347775251

New Transit Service Plan Rolls Out December 28

On December 28, 2019, VTA is rolling out a more frequent bus network, improved bus routes and a new light rail line. The anticipation has been building and we look forward to these improvements that will result in shorter waits, 20 all-day frequent routes operating every 15 minutes or better, and streamlined connections to regional services.

Check out the newservice.vta.org website to learn how this new network can help you live more productively, sustainably, and healthy. On our website, you can:

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San Jose City Council to Consider Transit Oriented Communities Playbooks

VTA will present the Transit Oriented Communities (TOCs) Playbooks to the San Jose City Council on December 10th.
 
During this presentation, VTA will provide the City Council will an overview of the TOCs Strategy Study’s Playbooks for the 28th Street/Little Portugal and Downtown San Jose BART station areas. Presentation topics will include: how the Playbooks can help San Jose achieve existing land use goals, community engagement and public workshops, development potential for the BART Phase II project corridor, recommended “Big Moves” for advancing TOCs, and artist renderings of the 28th Street/Little Portugal, Downtown San Jose, and Santa Clara station areas.

 
Additionally, VTA will request that the City Council:
  • Endorse a holistic approach to creating TOCs in San José and accept the Strategy Study as the appropriate beginning point.
  • Direct staff to prioritize implementation of land use, infrastructure, and funding programs.
  • Review implementation progress on a regular basis, in collaboration with VTA and other stakeholders.
 
Please join us for this informative presentation and share your opinions with the City Council.  At this writing, the Council Agenda has not been set, so please check the TOCs Strategy Study webpage or the City’s Website for information on presentation time once it becomes available.
Have a question for us about Phase II? 
 Visit www.vta.org/bart or email us vtabart@vta.org
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