You are invited to join Diridon Station Area Walking Tour, hosted by Bill Ekern, the Diridon Project Manager for the City of San Jose, on Wednesday, May 30th from 6-7:00 PM, The tour is from 6-7:00 PM. We'll meet in front of Diridon Station, and make our way around the Station Area to view the key sites and points of interest listed below. This walking tour is open to the public, so please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone who might be interested in attending. Di
It’s only been a week since BART officially approved its extension into downtown San Jose and Santa Clara, and already, it’s facing a lawsuit that could potentially delay the project. The Sharks Sports & Entertainment company hit the agency Thursday afternoon with a lawsuit alleging that it, along with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), failed to adequately plan for construction impacts and lost parking near the SAP Center, where hockey games and concerts
On Wednesday, May 2nd, the City of San Jose's Department of Transportation presented at the High School Rail community meeting at the Willow Glen Community Center. This was the first public presentation of the city generated options that the Rail Authority is being asked to include in their business plan. A video recording of the meeting is available here: https://www.facebook.com/devdavisCA/videos/2354998901393178/ #HighspeedRail #DiridonStation #BART #Redevelopment
The San Jose Downtown Association represents business and property owners and works to improve downtown’s vitality and livability. The 30-member Board of Directors of the San Jose Downtown Association has provided focus on strategic initiatives that will best steer the organization toward achieving its mission and recently adopted 5 strategic initiatives for the 2018-9 year. To create a Downtown Vision with an implementation plan focused on strengthening districts and connec
On April 5, I joined the rest of my colleagues on the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Board in unanimously voting to proceed with boring a single tunnel underneath Downtown San Jose for the second phase of the BART South Bay extension.
There was a lot of healthy debate about whether or not to bore one big tunnel or two smaller ones underneath Downtown for five miles between the Berryessa and Santa Clara BART stations. Ultimately, every member of the board agreed
Commuters eager to hop on a BART train to or from San Jose will probably have to wait until fall, at least three months later than projected, BART officials said Thursday.
It’s not their fault, they said. BART will need six months of testing before beginning the new service, but the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, which is responsible for building the 10-mile extension from Warm Springs/South Fremont Station to Berryessa Station in east San Jose, hasn’t yet hand
The San Jose City Council and Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) staff agreed with San Jose Downtown Association on three key decisions for BART’s upcoming extension into San Jose. Now it’s up to the VTA Board, although BART staff have raised objections to digging a single-bore tunnel. BART construction on the extension from Berryessa (North San Jose) to Santa Clara beneath downtown San Jose is expected to begin in 2019 and finish in 2026. The City’s recommendations from S
The second phase of BART’s Silicon Valley extension will include six miles of track running from San Jose’s Berryessa neighborhood through Downtown to the City of Santa Clara. There will be a total of four stations along the route: Alum Rock, Downtown, Diridon Station, and a final stop near Santa Clara University. The locations of the Alum Rock and Santa Clara stations have already been chosen, but on Oct. 5 the VTA board will select the locations for Downtown and Diridon. Th