Mayor Liccardo has led the charge to envision a city that offers a transit and transportation system of the future. One of this vision’s core tenets involves the realization of a new, world-class transit hub at Diridon Station. Soon to be the largest multimodal transit hub west of the Mississippi, Diridon station will connect CalTrain, VTA Light Rail, BART, High-Speed Rail, and our city’s other public transit infrastructures like bus transit and bike share. Mayor Liccardo has also led early conversations about how we connect Mineta San José International Airport to Diridon, as we plan the transformation.
BART to San Jose: It's Coming
Mayor Liccardo has passionately advocated for bringing BART to San Jose. As chair of VTA, and as an MTC commissioner, Mayor Liccardo lobbied both state and federal legislators to obtain the necessary funding to complete the project. San Jose’s first BART station is set to begin serving passengers in late 2019. In that same year, we began construction to bring BART to Downtown San José.
An avid cyclist himself, Mayor Liccardo has focused on connecting our city to make biking safer and more efficient in San Jose. The City’s Better Bikeways projects aim to connect San Jose’s to its downtown core with hundreds of miles of bike lanes -- many of them protected.
With Mayor Liccardo's leadership, the City Council defined new regulations that direct e-Scooter companies to leverage innovation to implement technology safety solutions, like geo-fencing, to prevent scooters from operating on sidewalks in pedestrian-dense areas, and parking in obstructive locations.
Repairing Our Roads
Since taking office in 2015, Mayor Liccardo has overseen the repair and repaving of more than 600 miles of San Jose roads -- with a historic repaving season the summer of 2019 which repaired and resurfaced nearly 300 miles of roads. These and future efforts have been made possible by Mayor Liccardo leading efforts to secure the necessary funding -- through Measures B and V -- which will allow San Jose to repave every residential road in the City over the next decade.
San José Airport Taking Flight
Mayor Liccardo has propelled the unprecedented expansion at San José’s Mineta International Airport. Since the beginning of his tenure, the Mayor has helped attract continuous growth to the world-class airport.
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Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure
In 2019, Mayor Liccardo and the City Council approved $14 million in local and state funding for electric vehicle charging infrastructure installation in San José. The funds will be prioritized to more equitably install infrastructure across the city. Learn more about these efforts.