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March 4, 2014 > VTA and San Jose begin work to close trail system gap

VTA and San Jose begin work to close trail system gap

Submitted By Colleen Valles

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has begun design and environmental work with the City of San Jose to provide alternative access to the Berryessa Station of VTAÕs BART Silicon Valley extension and to complete an important link in the regional trail system in Santa Clara County.

The Upper Penitencia Creek Trail Connector will only be 1/8 of a mile long when itÕs done, but itÕs an important 1/8 mile. This trail will provide an alternative route for cyclists and pedestrians and fill a critical gap between the existing Penitencia Creek Trail, the future BART station and other planned trails in the area.

Project completion is expected around the same time as BART service to Silicon Valley, in late 2017. Outreach to the community regarding the trail will coincide with work on the environmental document, beginning in Spring 2014.

For more information, contact VTA at (408) 321-2300 or visit www.vta.org.

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