Silicon Valley Rapid Transit (SVRT) BART-Heavy Rail Extension to Milpitas San Jose and Santa Clara, Preliminary Engineering Phase,
San Jose, CA

AVA's Role
Final design and construction documentation began in January 2007. AVA is responsible for design and systems coordination for underground stations and for preparing aesthetic concepts for the consolidated Downtown San Jose and Diridon/Arena Stations.

 
Client
Valley Transit Authority (VTA), San Jose, CA

Project Description
Conceptual Engineering Design: AVA worked closely with community groups and stakeholders on issues of route alignment, station location, entrances, traffic circulation, multi-level parking, and transit oriented development, during the conceptual engineering phase for four (4) underground stations. AVA supported the Environmental Planning phase by evaluating the proposed alternative alignments, station locations, entrances, site and station concepts for this project. Preliminary Engineering Design: AVA was involved with architecture and engineering design for the underground stations and tunnel, and station area planning. Station concepts, entrances, ancillary spaces, transit-oriented development, traffic circulation work and urban design scenarios are completed as a part of the Preliminary Engineering work for the system. AVA designed the complex maze of ancillary equipment spaces for each of the four underground stations and coordinated with Engineering and Systems team, developed architectural design themes for the stations. At a later stage two of the underground stations were consolidated into one with crossover and the Preliminary Engineering documents were developed for this concept. Final Engineering Design: This work for final design and construction documentation began in January 2007. AVA is responsible for design and systems coordination for underground stations and for preparing aesthetic concepts for the consolidated Downtown San Jose and Diridon/Arena Stations. This Silicon Valley Rapid Transit (SVRT) project will extend the existing heavy rail Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) network from Fremont to the City of San Jose and to the San Jose Airport, California. This corridor is heavily congested with vehicular traffic. The MIS/EIS/EIR phase of the project evaluated twelve alternative transportation options for this project. A recommendation of a preferred alternative was approved, and the project has completed the preliminary engineering design and final design (65% Phase) has begun this January 2007. Anil Verma Associates (AVA), Inc., as a part of a project engineering team, is responsible for the planning, architectural design, ancillary space design, and systems coordination of proposed underground transit stations in San Jose, California.


Cost
$4.45 Billion (Projected Project Cost)

Status
On-going

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