Construction Dive » The Federal Transit Administration has issued a Record of Decision for the $4.7 billion, six-mile BART Silicon Valley Phase II extension into downtown San Jose and Santa Clara, allowing the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority to start engineering work for the project and to apply for a $1.5 billion New Starts FTA grant.
The Mercury News » The directors have five options to choose from — including doing nothing at all — but have honed in on just two. One faction of the board is advocating for a 5.5-mile extension of the conventional BART system to Isabel Avenue in Livermore along the existing Dublin/Pleasanton line.
Los Angeles Times » Angelinos may be able to hitch a ride through town on Elon Musk’s first underground tunnel in just a few months — at least for a very short distance. The entrepreneur offered a glimpse Thursday night of what riders can expect from his proposal to help unsnarl the city’s traffic problems. The tunnel’s proposed route runs parallel to Sepulveda Boulevard, starting at Pico Boulevard and running down to Washington Boulevard in Culver City.
KTVU Fox2 » In addition to the $2.6 billion, which will be used for the 2018/2019 fiscal year to the 2022/2023 fiscal year, CalSTA will also provide additional funds for some critical projects between the 2023/2024 fiscal year and the 2027/2028 fiscal year, totaling more than $4.3 billion, CalSTA officials said.
ABC7 » Tunneling for the first phase of Metro’s Purple Line Extension project will begin later this summer under the Miracle Mile. Two boring machines will begin by digging parallel tunnels underneath Wilshire Boulevard between Koreatown and Beverly Hills to connect three new stations and 3.92 miles of new rail. The project initially broke ground in November 2015.
NBC » Significant concrete issues have been found in potentially thousands of locations along the second phase of the $2.7 billion Silver Line Metro extension in Northern Virginia, project officials say. The issues are raising serious questions about the durability of concrete and quality control in the largest transportation project in the region.