VTA is collecting comments on the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) at
until Sept 7.
Any comments you wish to make will be accepted into the public record.
Basically your comments can enable the staff to work on your suggestion.
So it hurts you more if your suggestion isn't in the record.
Though of course it doesn't guarantee anything will be done at all.
That's why we keep watching the project.
For the Brooktree Neighborhood:
Our biggest issue is to prevent changes to the plan which would make the
BART line elevated next to our neighborhood, where the noise will reach
many more people's homes.
We need it to be "at grade" (ground level) or in a trench at the crossing
with Hostetter Road.
At those levels the noise won't be significantly more than we already get
from the freight trains on the current tracks.
There will inevitably be more trains but they'll pass in a few seconds and
won't be blowing horns at 3AM,
which currently bothers the people closest to the tracks.
We need VTA and BART to hear that this is important to us.
They've heard it from one of us so far - but we need a lot more.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006; 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Portuguese Community Center, Meeting Room
1115 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose
Monday, August 21, 2006; 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
San Jose City Hall, Committee Meeting Rooms W 118 & 119
200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose
Note: when the VTA presentations, documents and web sites refer to an "FEIR",
that's the Final Environmental Impact Report from 2004.
At our request, VTA provided us a CD with
a copy which we've posted on the web site.