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BART Milpitas and Berryessa BART stations aiming for June opening

Milpitas and Berryessa BART stations aiming for June opening

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… 



Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer and filmmaker. He is the author of six critically acclaimed fiction books, among them the novella "It's Only Temporary" (2005), which appeared on Nightmare Magazine's list of the Top 100 Horror Books, and numerous short stories published in anthologies alongside work by H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and many others. His nonfiction articles have been published on The Daily Dot, Ravishly, and The Good Men Project. His first feature film, "Rule of 3" (2010), won awards at the Fantasia International Film Festival and Shriekfest, and had its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest. His second feature film, "Living Things" (2014), was endorsed by PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals) and distributed by Cinema Libre Studio. In 2015, he won the 19th Annual Fade In Award for Thriller Screenplays. He was a founding partner of Ghostwriters Central, a writing and editing firm which received positive notices from The Wall Street Journal, Consumers Digest, and the TV program "Intelligence For Your Life." Eric has edited works published on The Huffington Post and Forbes, as well as two Bram Stoker Award-nominated novels.
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