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Santa Clara VTA obtains state funding for BART extension


The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley project landed $40 million in Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP) funds from the California Transportation Commission last week.

The $40 million is the second installment of an anticipated six payments, totalling about $240 million under California’s TCRP allocation plan. The most recent funds will be designated for project engineering, VTA officials said in a prepared statement.

The BART Silicon Valley project includes a 16-mile extension to BART's system to San Jose, Milpitas and Santa Clara.

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