VTA's 2017 Annual Report3/1/2018 4:25 PM |
Exciting changes across the transportation landscape of Santa Clara Valley made 2017 an especially interesting and productive year for VTA. We encourage you to visit our 2017 Annual Report here.
A newly adopted strategic plan that emphasizes three basic, but inspiring, tenets guided our way: Create. Collaborate. Lead.
VTA is unique in its mission, creating mobility solutions for an ever-growing Silicon Valley, the high-tech backbone of America. While VTA serves over 130,000 passengers a day as the Valley’s public transit provider, VTA is also the area’s congestion management agency, funding and building projects that will improve the quality of life for everyone who lives, works or passes through Santa Clara County. A game changer example of this is the BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension, that later this year will offer Santa Clara County residents and employees a transit alternative to the highly congested 680 and 880 freeways.
A highly collaborative approach to formulating plans to disperse 2016 Measure B funds resulted in a comprehensive set of guidelines that will enable critical transportation improvements from Palo Alto to Gilroy. The funds will be dispersed among nine separate program categories ranging from local street and road repairs and highway interchange projects, to transit operations and building BART Phase 2.
We kicked off the year with a fresh, new look including bold, blue shades and a redesigned logo to complement the newly adopted tagline, “Solutions That Move You.” Our new look is reflective of the energy, commitment and responsibility we have to deliver mobility solutions.
Leading the way in encouraging Santa Clara Valley to seek alternatives to solo driving, VTA made significant revisions in spring 2017 to transit service plans to provide service to more passengers more frequently. A change in the fare structure and a new convenient mobile fare app is making it easier and more affordable for young people and older adults to access public transit and for everyone to transfer throughout the entire VTA system more seamlessly.
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority stands out among its peers with creative, forward-looking solutions to the growing challenges of an increasing population in one of America’s most important economic engines, Silicon Valley. VTA excels in the transportation industry with a strong image of leadership our vibrant and diverse community depends on.