Consider this, the SMART project covers about 43 miles and will come in at around $453M ($10.5M/Mile): http://main.sonomamarintrain.org/updates/ Compare that with 10 miles of BART in Santa Clara County for $3.5B ($350M/mile). It makes me wonder how SMART we really …Continue reading →
Wednesday evening 9/2 in San Jose, sustainable transportation investments for Santa Clara County. Come learn more about the upcoming Santa Clara County ballot measure and build a strong community voice for sustainable transportation. The next meeting is this Wednesday night, …Continue reading →
The new low-floor tram trains extend the public transport of the regional metropolis into the regional medium-sized towns as they can be operated as trams in the city and as interurban trains on the existing railway infrastructure, hence eliminating the …Continue reading →
Zach Dinh writes about the current state of the North Bay SMART project in the SPUR blog. After decades of hard work by locals, passenger trains will once again connect the North Bay’s communities by rail: Sonoma Marin Area Rail …Continue reading →
A quick listing of acronyms: What are all these acronyms we are throwing about? And, more specifically, what the heck is an EDMU? DMU – Diesel Multiple Unit EMU – Electrical Multiple Unit (a good example of an EMU is …Continue reading →
Here we have a couple of examples for our best guess for travel times using the VTA-Sprinter. Obviously, these times will have to be clarified when boarding times and scheduling conflicts with other train services are taken into consideration. They …Continue reading →
There are a lot of creative people with many ideas as to what this train system should be called. So, the best way to be fair would be to gather all the proposals together and let everyone vote. You may …Continue reading →
Welcome to the home of the Silicon Valley VTA Sprinter Advocates. We are a coalition of neighborhood representatives who are attempting to get VTA to explore the installation of an eBart system in Santa Clara County, to complement the existing transportation systems and to connect to the Silicon Valley BART system that is currently under construction.
There has been a lot of verbal support for the idea from neighborhood members and some local political leaders. However, it has reached the stage where we now need to put together some tangible proposals to help initiate a true engineering review.