Finally the cat is out of the bag. VTA intends to place a 1/8 cent tax on the November ballot just for the BART extension. The proponents say the tax won't kick in until VTA receives other matching funds from the state and the federal government.
Regardless of when VTA would actually receive matching funds, a new tax (short of what VTA says it needs) would certainly put local bus and paratransit service in jeopardy.
Remember when VTA proposed a 21% transit reduction in 2003? It will happen again if this tax were to go forward.