State and Federal Documents*All document references to:
- SVRT or SVRTP Alternative refers to VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Program
- SVBX or BEP Alternative refers to VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project or Phase I
- SVSX refers to VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project or Phase II
Federal and state laws require VTA to formally review and analyze how VTA's BART Silicon Valley Program may affect the environment. VTA, in coordination with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), prepared an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for VTA's BART Silicon Valley Program. VTA also prepared an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), and two subsequent Supplemental EIRs, in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
These documents present alternatives for improving transit services in the VTA's BART Silicon Valley Program corridor and disclose the environmental impacts of those alternatives. They describe the existing environmental setting, project alternatives, and potential impacts from construction and operations. The documents also outline design requirements, best management practices, and mitigation measures to reduce or eliminate the potential impacts of the project. The environmental documents approved by VTA in the years 2004 and 2007, and the FEIS approved by FTA in 2010, pertain to both VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project (Phase I) and VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project (Phase II). The environmental document approved in 2011 specifically refers to Phase I only, while the environmental document to be prepared in 2015 refers to Phase II.