rendering of Eastridge to BART Regional Connector
Unanimous Approval for East San Jose Light Rail Extension Construction Contract

The Eastridge to BART Regional Connector light rail extension is on its way to construction, after the board of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority voted to approve a construction contract with MCM- Railwork for the project, at its regular board meeting Thursday, March 7, 2024.

The $653 million dollar project will extend light rail service from the Alum Rock Transit Center 2.4 miles to the Eastridge Transit Center, with an elevated guideway above the Capitol Expressway corridor, and stations at Story Road and Eastridge Transit Center.

Dozens of East San Jose residents and community leaders addressed the board and sent in letters of support for the project.

Supervisor Cindy Chavez made an emotional remark of gratitude to former Supervisor Blanca Alvarado who was an early impassioned supporter of the extension. She also called attention to the support of Senator Dave Cortese and former State Senator Jim Beall for their help in winning state funding support.

Construction is expected to begin this summer.   More information about the project can be found here.

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