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5/30/2012



Rail News: Passenger Rail

VTA solicits comments on proposed light-rail extension


The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will host two public meetings in June to solicit opinions on a proposed 2.3-mile light-rail extension.

VTA officials have prepared a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project, which would extend light rail along Capitol Expressway between the existing Alum Rock Station and Eastridge Transit Center in San Jose, Calif.

Light rail will operate primarily in the center of Capitol Expressway with elevated track structures crossing Capitol Avenue, Story and Tully roads. New light-rail stations will be located at Story Road, Ocala Avenue and Eastridge Transit Center.

The draft EIS details alternatives for the project and discloses the environmental impacts of each alternative.

The public meetings will be held June 11 and June 14.


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