San Jose - Transportation & Infrastructure
The BART extension into downtown San Jose has hit another awkward moment after San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and officials with the Valley Transportation Authority, which is overseeing the project, were caught trying to keep an estimated $2 billion price increase on the project a secret.
While the Valley Transportation Authority says the San Jose BART extension won’t be completed until 2030, the feds says it’s going to take until 2034, and a battle is looming over the project’s underground boring.
All the recently approved plans to grow the San Jose skyline taller may put a huge financial toll on San Jose Mineta International Airport, and the airlines that serve the facility due to federal regulations about tall buildings near airports.
Development plans are underway all across downtown San Jose, and that includes directly next to Diridon Station, which serves Caltrain, Amtrak, and other rail lines including a future new BART stop.
Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA) light-rail trains could be back up and running as early as this weekend after service was abruptly halted following a deadly mass shooting at the Guadalupe VTA rail yard near downtown San Jose on May 26th.
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), which was rocked a few months ago by a disgruntled employee’s deadly shooting spree, is now investigating claims of management hostility and harassment inside the agency’s information technologies department.
Anderson Dam and Reservoir are about to undergo a massive reconstruction project that will take a decade to complete. That means the Valley Water District will have to drain Santa Clara County’s largest reservoir and look to new sources for water storage just as the state sinks back into serious drought conditions.
On Tuesday, the Santa Clara Valley Water District (or Valley Water) announced a nearly 10% water-rate hike for San Jose Municipal Water users. Set to take effect on July 1, Valley Water said the price increase is in response to California's deepening drought, as well as an effort to fund water infrastructure projects.
Plans have been in the works for the last three years to build what would become one of the Bay Area’s biggest dams. But now, after a huge price increase, the much-anticipated project could be taking some big steps backward.