Feds confirm $900 million for BART extension 

click to enlarge BART is planning to build a 10-mile extension into San Jose that will add two stations. - SF EXAMINER FILE PHOTO
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  • BART is planning to build a 10-mile extension into San Jose that will add two stations.

As expected, BART’s project to expand service south to Silicon Valley has secured a $900 million grant from the federal government.

Ray LaHood, secretary of the Department of Transportation, announced the agreement Monday. The Federal Transit Administration, which administers the grant, recommended the allocation in January.

The project will extend the BART system 10 miles and add two stations. One of the stations will be in Milpitas, and the second will be on the northern outskirts of San Jose. The total cost of the project, which is expected to serve 46,000 passengers by 2030, is $2.3 billion. Sales tax proceeds from Santa Clara County will pay for operating costs.

Construction is scheduled to begin in April.

wreisman@sfexaminer.com

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