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September 11, 2012 > BART Milpitas Station Area Construction Begins

BART Milpitas Station Area Construction Begins

Submitted By Brandi Childress

On Wednesday, August 29, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's (VTA) contractor Skanska Shimmick Herzog (SSH), a Joint Venture with LAN/T.Y. Lin, began the demolition of existing buildings at the future Milpitas BART Station located at the southeast corner of Montague Expressway and Capitol Avenue. The demolition of one building and one partial building will make way for construction of the new station. The first phase of the demolition, just east of the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks and north of The Crossing at Montague apartments, will take approximately one month to complete.

The future Milpitas BART Station will have a projected daily ridership of 10,000 on opening day, with BART trains expected to arrive every 7.5 minutes. The station features a ground level concourse, below-ground boarding platforms and a seamless connection to VTA's Montague Light Rail Station. A VTA bus transit center will also offer connections to VTA's local, limited-stop, and express bus services. Also featured will be convenient private shuttle and "Kiss-and Ride" loading areas, a multi-story parking garage, and on-site bicycle storage. The BART ride from Milpitas to the San Francisco Embarcadero Station will take less than 60 minutes.

For additional information on the future Milpitas BART Station please visit http://www.vta.org/bart/images/factsheets/Berryessa%20Ext%20Milpitas%20Station.pdfand http://www.vta.org/bart/visuallibrary.html.

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