Amtrak's Capitol Corridor already offers service of comparable speed to Caltrain's Baby Bullet. Trains between Oakland and Santa Clara/Great America make the 41-mile trip on schedules ranging from 54 to 61 minutes. The Capitol trains follow a direct route to the heart of Silicon Valley. To make the same trip via BART, commuters would have to endure several additional stops and transfer to light rail in Milpitas. The BART line would pass east of where most job sites are located, and then loop around through downtown San Jose on its way to Santa Clara.
See the previous verion of this map, from 1999.
Last updated: January 17, 2005