Building B at the Guadalupe Light Rail yard, which began being demolished Wednesday afternoon with the work expected to continue Thursday, May 12, is where six of the 10 VTA employees died in the mass shooting on May 26, 2021.
BART reversed itself to reinstate masks, even though the California Department of Public Health also announced last week that it would align with the CDC and drop its own mask requirement for public transit and transit hubs like bus stations and airports.
The VTA had said in February that it would not update its anticipated cost and schedule for the project until it awards four major contracts, including one for tunneling and trackwork slated to be finalized this summer.
The 10-year employee was a paint-and-body worker at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority rail yard, scene of the May 26 attack by a fellow worker who shot and killed nine VTA colleagues before turning a gun on himself.
Beginning next Monday, June 14, VTA will operate a new weekday peak hour shuttle between the Diridon Station and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, designed to meet Caltrain, Altamont Corridor Express and bus services at Diridon Station.