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CoronavirusBART will open in Milpitas and San Jose on June 13, 2020

BART will open in Milpitas and San Jose on June 13, 2020

A follow-up from our article last week:

Yesterday, local officials announced that the long-awaited BART stations in Milpitas and San Jose would be opening on June 13, 2020.

All riders will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing. BART is also taking enhanced cleaning measures to ensure that health and safety standards are being met.

Due to current sheltering in place orders, BART service hours are reduced to 5am-9pm on weekdays and 8am-9pm on weekends. For riders traveling from Milpitas out to the Embarcadero Station, it will take a total of 60 minutes.

At the Milpitas station, riders can connect to AC transit, the VTA bus, and light rail.

This $2.3 billion project broke ground in 2012, and is comprised of 10 miles of track. That brings the total of track to 131 miles. These two new stations are BART’s first in Santa Clara County, bringing the total amount of stations to 50.

Although ridership is currently down, the average amount of rides on weekdays was 408,000 trips pre-pandemic.

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Rhoda Shapiro
Rhoda Shapiro is the winner of a 2022 Golden Quill Award for her Education journalism. She works as a journalist and media consultant in the Bay Area. She has written for both the Tri-City Voice and the Mercury News, and is the founder of Chi Media Company, which works mostly with nonprofit organizations and educational entities to elevate their marketing and communication platforms. Rhoda is also the author of “Fierce Woman: Wake up your Badass Self.” Her YouTube channel features practices in yoga, meditation, and women’s empowerment. Rhoda is The Milpitas Beat’s Founder and Editor-in-Chief.

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