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San Jose big enough
for BART — and cost

Mark Joffe’s latest anti-transit op-ed claims that BART’s Silicon Valley extension cannot be justified because the area it will serve is less dense than Manhattan (“San Jose BART extension’s $9.3 billion cost is far too much,” Page A16, Nov. 27).

Downtown San Jose’s density is comparable to London and Paris, home to perfectly viable subways. New high-rise residential and commercial developments are further increasing density and demand for mass transit despite Joffe’s dubious claim that pandemic-era work-from-home patterns are here to stay. His proposals to terminate

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