Southern Illinois University Assistant Professor of Architecture Shannon McDonald suggests San Jose is well positioned to be an innovation leader. She points out that the airport to rail proposal could be a start. VTA has allocated $81M for an environmental study of an APM (Automated People Mover from the Guadalupe Light Rail line to the airport and to the Santa Clara train depot (see page 38 of the VTA’s VTP2040 plan). Perhaps it would make sense to look at extending the APM to Santana Row. SPUR has suggested the BART extension should be to Santana Row, instead of Santa Clara.