Rep. Eshoo Applauds $100 Million Federal Grant to Expand Rapid Transit in Bay Area
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) applauded a $100 million federal grant for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Extension Phase II project.
“Strong federal investments in public transit systems are essential to addressing the Bay Area’s transportation problems and I’m proud to have advocated for this funding for VTA and its riders. This critical investment in BART will connect our communities and provide an affordable and reliable way to move throughout the Bay Area. I will continue to advocate for more federal funds to strengthen our transportation infrastructure, relieve congestion, and support our economy,” said Rep. Eshoo.
This is the second funding allocation for the BART Silicon Valley Extension Phase II under the Expedited Project Delivery (EPD) Pilot Program. FTA previously announced a $125 million funding allocation to VTA in August 2019. A total of $225 million has been allotted to VTA for the project which will connect BART to Santa Clara and downtown San Jose.