The Milpitas and Berryessa BART stations are getting ready for business, with sights set on June for the official opening date.
In a conversation with BART Silicon Valley Business Operations and Communications Director Bernice Alaniz, The Beat learned that BART and VTA have been meeting all their milestones for opening, with all progress now pointing to launching next month.
Of paramount importance, Alaniz explained, is the safety of BART riders and employees—as it always has been and always will be, she made clear.
This means clipper cards will be used as much as possible to eliminate touch points from people’s travel experience. Meanwhile, as with VTA, social distancing measures will be established and enforced aboard all trains. In addition, extra cleaning measures will be undertaken. And rider parking payments will be largely orchestrated by way of app-based transactions. Face coverings are required for all people riding BART.
Last week, BART released a new system map, which includes the Milpitas and Berryessa stations.
More details soon…