BART coming to San Jose after all

The Mercury News is reporting today that though the ballots continue to be counted, measure B is now sure to pass. The measure authorizes a 1/8 per cent sales tax to fund bringing BART to San Jose.

I voted against B, agreeing with the argument that work on BART, even with additional revenue, would divert funds from other projects that could more efficiently connect us to the rest of the Bay Area. Hopefully I was wrong, BART will bring all of the benefits promised, and VTA will also be able to continue providing bus and light rail service around the valley. At the very least, it’ll give me a nice way to get up to Berkeley for an occasional football game (Go Bears!).

2 Comments so far

  1. randramble on November 24th, 2008 @ 8:36 am

    That’s very good to hear. But what’s the realistic time-frame from BART to run from San Jose?

  2. Matt Bruensteiner (thephoton) on November 24th, 2008 @ 9:20 am

    Don’t hold your breath …

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