Elected and appointed officials on Wednesday celebrated the final installment of more than $760 million in state money for a planned 10-mile extension of BART to north San Jose, which is scheduled to be completed in 2018.
Residents were told to shelter in place in a San Jose neighborhood where a broken gas line was reported Wednesday morning, authorities said.
Passenger service is now expected to start in 2017, a year earlier than previously scheduled.
A fire burned at two homes in San Jose’s Berryessa neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, prompting a 4-alarm response from the San Jose Fire Department.
But, the hard-hit construction industry could soon be seeing some better times, following the awarding of more than $1 billion in contracts for the BART to San Jose project.
Indicating that they know the way to San Jose, BART directors have unanimously approved a $299 million contract for the completion of the long-awaited Warm Springs extension in the southern part of Fremont.
The first leg of the BART to San Jose project has qualified for federal funding from the Federal Transit Administration.