Capitol Expressway Light Rail Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
United States Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Document Title
Capitol Expressway Light Rail Project
Document Type
NOI - Notice of Intent
Present Land Use
Multi-lane arterial roadway with HOV lanes, bordered by low density residential, with pockets of retail and commercial uses, and a regional shopping center.
Document Description
Reference SCH# 2001092014 The proposed project will extend light rail along Capitol Expressway between the existing Alum Rock Light Rail Station and Eastridge Transit Center, a distance of approximately 2.3 miles. Light rail will operate primarily in the median of Capitol Expressway within exclusive and semi-exclusiverights-of-way. Property acquisition will be minimized through the removal of two HOV lanes on Capitol Expressway. The alignment will include an elevated section north of Capitol Avenue and south of Story Road, and an elevated crossing of Tully Road. The project will include new light rail stations at Story Road (aerial), Ocala Avenue (optional, at-grade) and Eastridge Transit Center (at-grade and aerial options). Eastridge transit center and park-and-ride lot will be modified and expanded to accommodate the project.

Contact Information

Mr. Eric Eidlin
Agency Name
Federal Transit Authority
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Jose
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Capitol Avenue/Expressway between Alum Rock Avenue and Tully Road/Eastridge Access Road
Total Acres
2.3 Linear Corri
State Highways
680, 110, 130
Silver Creek, Lake Cunningham, Thompson Creek
Other Information
Zip codes full: 95116/22/27/48

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency
Development Types
Local Actions
Transit Improvements
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Transportation, Utilities/Construction

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