Twitter roasts San Jose BART extension plans: ‘Journey to the center of the Earth’

A conceptual rendering shows plans for the future 28th Street/Little Portugal BART station in San Jose. Critics have seized on the long staircase riders will have to ascend to get from the station’s boarding platform to street level.

Public transit advocates are pillorying plans for the $6.9 billion extension of BART service through downtown San Jose over station designs that require passengers to descend up to 90 feet to get from the street to their trains.

On Twitter, dozens of replies and quote-tweets have panned a Monday post from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, which is building the BART extension, criticizing a

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