Saturday, November 22, 2008

BART Coming to Silicon Valley

Not only have California voters approved a measure to issue $9.9 billion of bonds to construction a high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles and Anaheim, but in that state Santa Clara County voters have given the necessary two-thirds majority to approve a referendum raising the sales tax to help pay for a $6.1 billion extension of BART from Fremont to Santa Clara via San Jose. Trains for America has more.

The San Jose Mercury-News says the line extension could transform that city's Diridon Station, which was built by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1935, into the "Grand Central Terminal of the West," served by BART, Amtrak, Caltrain, Altamont Commuter Express, VTA light rail and the new California High-Speed Rail line.

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