The southbound platform at Santa Clara station will open Monday, May 21, 2007. However, some construction activities will continue. Lines 72 and 73 will be stopping on 2nd Street north of Santa Clara Street. It is ridiculous that these two lines stop there since these two lines stop south of Santa Clara Street for the northbound direction on First Street. Furthermore, these two lines turn east on San Fernando Street and don't serve the Paseo de San Antonio station.
Monday, May 21 is also the beginning of seven public meetings on the COA proposal:
Monday, May 21, 3 p.m.
Hillview Branch Library Community Room
1600 Hopkins Drive, San Jose, CA 95122
Monday, May 21, 6 p.m.
Great Mall Community Room
447 Great Mall Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035
Wednesday, May 23, 3 p.m.
Lucie Stern Community Center Fireside Room
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Wednesday, May 23, 6 p.m.
Mountain View City Hall Council Chambers
500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94309
Thursday, May 24, 3 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Gilroy City Hall Council Chambers
7351 Rosanna Street, Gilroy, CA 95020
Thursday, May 31, 3 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Campbell Community Center Activity Room
1 West Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008
Tuesday, June 5, 3 p.m. & 6 p.m.
San Jose City Hall, W-119
200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113
The complete COA proposal is available here.
On Wednesday, May 23, VTA will also be holding a meeting at the San Jose City Hall on the Santa Clara/Alum Rock Avenue corridor. With the unlikelihood of building light rail in the corridor, given the funding shortage and conflict with possible BART construction, VTA is proposing bus rapid transit with future conversion to light rail.
May 23rd, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at San Jose City Hall, in the Council Chambers.