BART aims to begin passenger service on its Silicon Valley extension by the beginning of 2018.
The extension will run 10 miles from the new Warm Springs/South Fremont station to new stations in Milpitas and the Berryessa district of San Jose.
Milpitas & Berryessa Stations
The Milpitas station will be located between Montague Expressway and Capitol Avenue. The Berryessa station is under construction between Berryessa Road and Mabury Road.
MTC has been a key advocate in securing funding for the Silicon Valley extension through the Federal Transit Administration’s New Starts program.
These funds account for about 39 percent of the $2.3 billion project cost. Other sources include:
- 51 percent from the 2000 Santa Clara County Measure A sales tax
- 10 percent from the state Traffic Congestion Relief Program
VTA will own all of the property, facilities and related equipment, while BART will operate and maintain the system under an agreement with VTA.
BART estimates the Silicon Valley extension will create a total of 18,000 jobs.
This includes both direct employment on the project and indirect job growth fueled by suppliers, consultants and other businesses.
BART estimates job creation at an average of 2,500 jobs per year during the five busiest years of construction.
The BART Silicon Valley extension will feature two lines of service between these stations:
- Berryessa and Daly City
- Berryessa and Richmond
Trains on each line are expected to arrive and depart every 15 minutes.