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The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) last week issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) to identify potential contractors that could compete for a contract to design and build tunnel and track work for SCVTA's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Phase II extension project.
The Phase II project would extend BART rail service 6 miles into downtown San Jose and Santa Clara, California.
The successful contractor for the tunnel and track work contract package will design and construct 5 miles of tunnel, mine adits, ventilation and emergency egress facilities and three underground station substructures.
The RFQ is the first released for the Phase II project, which will be delivered via four contract packages.
The highest ranked respondents to the RFQ will be invited to submit proposals for the forthcoming request for proposals for the design and build contract.
Major construction of the four-station extension is expected to start in 2022.