Silicon Valley Leadership Group Statement – BART to Silicon Valley on Track

SAN JOSE, CA – VTA has been chosen as the first transit agency in the nation to begin discussions regarding a leading-edge federal funding pilot program. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams announced Monday, June 24th that her agency is proceeding with plans to discuss VTA’s participation in FTA’s Expedited Project Delivery pilot program for VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II Project.

“This important step in the expedited delivery program for BART Phase II is welcome news to Silicon Valley workers who are stuck in commutes that are anything but expedited. The Leadership Group is proud to have led four successful local and regional funding ballot measures and efforts to secure state and federal funds,” said Carl Guardino, CEO and President of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.

VTA’s BART Phase II Project, which continues the heavy rail extension from North San Jose into Downtown and Santa Clara, was among seven projects across the country to vie for participation in the FTA’s new pilot program designed to fast track major transportation infrastructure projects. To learn more about the project and the FTA pilot program visit the VTA press release page.