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BART extension approved

If California is, as often proposed, a predictor of national trends, the future is bright. The big news here is the super-majority requirement to impose this one-eighth cent sales tax. It took 66% of the 600,000 votes cast to approve a project that will be complete in ten years. KTVU.com has tonight’s story, but here is the most relevant portion.

The BART expansion will run from Fremont through Milpitas, San Jose and Santa Clara, adding six stops to the line. The $6.1 billion project would also connect BART with Caltrain, the Altamont Commuter Express, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority lines, Amtrak and the future high-speed rail line.

Yeah, it’s transit, but this is really big news. We have had a lot of that lately.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, Regional USA Passenger Rail

One Response

  1. Loren Petrich says:

    Six other transit measures passed in the recent election, in Los Angeles, Sonoma and Marin Counties, West Sacramento, Seattle, Honolulu, and Albuquerque, NM.

    Two failed, however, in St. Louis and Kansas City, MO.

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