|New Blossom Hill Pedestrian|
Around 200 attendees visited the site of a new pedestrian overcrossing on Friday to help the family remember the two year old Elijah Arriga who died just below on active train tracks. The babysitter's friend walked Elijah and his brother across the train tracks near Monterrey Highway and Blossom Hill Road when the younger brother was struck by a southbound Amtrak train back in 2005.
Here is more information about the bridge, which will be called "Xander's Crossing." According to the VTA.
Capital Cost and Project Funding for the Pedestrian Overcrossing
$0.98 million 00.99% 2000 Measure A Transit Impr Program funds
$6.79 million 64.67% 2006 State Prop 1B Infrastructure Bond funds
$2.48 million 23.62% Federal Highway Administration funds
$0.25 million 02.38% City of San Jose
$10.5 million 100.00% Total Funding