Mercury News report on the community workshop discussing the future of the Warm Springs BART station area and the site of the former NUMMI plant. The City of Fremont is studying various land use options for the station area, currently a primarily industrial area.
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News reports discuss a proposal from a small Santa Clara company to keep the NUMMI plant in Fremont running by manufacturing electric vehicles. The plant is still set to close April 1.
Additional news on the plant closure can be found here.
Updated information on city efforts is posted here.
It’s now been announced, following uncertainty since GM’s June announcement to withdraw from the partnership. Toyota has decided to stop making cars at NUMMI in March.
As cited in the article, according to the East Bay Economic Development Alliance, this affects 4,700 workers at the plant in Fremont, along with an estimated 18,800 jobs at more than 1,100 supply companies in California.
Earlier GM announcement can be found here.
Construction on the BART warm Springs extension set to begin.
General Motors plans to quit a joint venture with Toyota to make cars at New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. in Fremont, a decision that threatens the survival of the West Coast’s only automotive plant and puts 4,700 factory jobs at risk.
Inside Bay Area reports that Toyota is considering manufacturing the Prius at the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) plant in Fremont.
NUMMI is a joint venture between GM and Toyota. With the bankruptcy of GM and the elimination of several of its brands, the future of NUMMI is uncertain, along with its 4,700 workers and an estimated 35,000 – 40,000 jobs the plant generates throughout California.
NUMMI is the largest employer in Fremont and the facility is located near the future Warm Springs BART station.