The Santa Clara Valley Construction Authority broke ground and work has begun on the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit rail system's 10-mile extension into Silicon Valley. The $2.3 billion project is being funded by the Federal Transportation Authority, the state Traffic Congestion Relief Program and a local sales tax. The U.S. Department of Transportation last month approved $900 million in Federal Transit Administration funds for the project.
The first major design and construction contract, valued at $772 million for the line, track, systems and stations, was awarded in December of 2011 to Design Builder Skanska-Shimmick-Herzog, a Joint Venture. RTandS.com (4/13)