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Fall Public Lecture: Jill Gibson

  • The Foster 940 Commercial Street Palo Alto, CA, 94303 United States (map)

BART Extension and the Transformation of the South Bay

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) BART Phase II Extension will bring BART to downtown San Jose and Santa Clara, connecting to CalTrain – creating a continuous rail link around the entire San Francisco Bay. The Phase II project was recently approved by the Federal Transit Administration into its new Expedited Project Delivery Pilot Program, which is intended to promote public-private partnerships in the development of major transit investments and to accelerate implementation. Come learn about the work being done to transform the South Bay into Transit Oriented Communities, which are sustainable, walkable, active, mixed use communities all centered around the future BART stations.

Jill Gibson is a transportation and urban planner for the engineering firm Kimley-Horn, working on-site at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) to help the agency implement the BART Silicon Valley (BSV) Extension. She has extensive experience in program and project management for large transportation planning, transit, and environmental projects. Jill has detailed knowledge of CEQA/NEPA, capital project development and project delivery, including multimodal transportation planning, and community and political engagement. She also has led teams managing large transportation and environmental planning projects, including long-term collaborative efforts with stakeholders.

All lectures are FREE for Acterra members (promo code “member”), free for students (code “student”) and $10 for non-members. Advance registration is recommended: visit

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Self-guided gallery walk-through and light refreshments at 6:30 pm.