BART Regional Connector Project Begins Construction on Phase 2

Written by Jennifer McLawhorn, Managing Editor
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Courtesy of VTA via X (formerly Twitter)

SAN JOSE – Santa Clara VTA officials gathered to break ground on the Eastridge to BART Regional Connector Project on June 8th.

In San Jose, the $652 million project will connect BART passengers from East San Jose’s Valley Transportation Authority light rail to BART’s trains in Milpitas, according to a report from KRON4. The light rail will extend from Alum Rock Light Station to Eastridge Transit Center. The extension will also include “an elevated light rail station at Story Road and an at-grade station located at the Eastridge Transit Center.” Officials have stated they expect construction to be completed in 2028.

On June 8th, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority held a groundbreaking celebration and community resource fair.

The event was livestreamed on the VTA’s Facebook page and can be found here.

Previously, the first phase of the project was completed in two separate subphases in 2015. Phase 1A looked at securing access for pedestrians and safety improvements which included sidewalks, street lighting, and buffers between Capitol Avenue and Quimby Road. Phase 1B detailed the construction of new shelters and other amenities at Eastridge Transit Center.

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