What are the benefits of Phase II?

VTA's BART Silicon Valley Phase II Project will be the largest infrastructure project in Santa Clara County. The community will see numerous benefits from it, including

  • Connectivity: Frequent and reliable train service will link new BART service to VTA light rail and buses, Amtrak, Altamont Corridor Express, Caltrain, Capitol Corridor, and intercity bus service
  • Complete a "Ring around the Bay": Connect the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara with rapid rail
  • Expanded Travel Options: Improved transit centers will accommodate rail, bus, bicycle, and pedestrian travel modes
  • Community Vision: Create partnerships to deliver a project that realizes the surrounding community visions for each station area
  • Access: Increased access to jobs, housing, and education from transit oriented communities surrounding Phase II station areas
  • Job Creation: New jobs during and after construction will be created that support future growth