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VTA Strategic Plan

We at VTA take pride in helping make Santa Clara Valley a great place to live. By providing safe, efficient, and reliable transportation services, we not only make it easier for people to get around, but also help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.

However, Santa Clara County continues to grow in population and jobs, leading to even higher levels of traffic congestion. As traffic worsens, those traveling throughout the county will increasingly look to us to provide effective transportation solutions.

Some of these solutions – such as increasing bus and light rail service – will be based on services we already provide. Others – such as designing and building highways or developing a countywide bicycle commuter network – will be new.

Our Strategic Plan addresses the role we will play in providing those solutions, not just now, but over the next several years. The Strategic Plan includes our vision, mission, and goals, and will serve as the map to guide us into the 21st century.

Vision Statement

VTA builds partnerships to deliver transportation solutions that meet the evolving mobility needs of Santa Clara County

Mission Statement

VTA provides sustainable, accessible, community-focused transportation options that are innovative, environmentally responsible, and promote the vitality of our region.


Dependability, Quality, Sustainability, Safety, Integrity, Diversity, Accountability

Strategic Plan Update

Last updated in 2009, Board Chair Cindy Chavez prioritized this update for the organization. This process includes a review of VTA’s current mission, vision, values and business lines.
Over the last 18 months, staff gained input from employees through various ways including employee forums at all of the operating divisions, meetings with union leaders, and surveys. Through these on-going discussions, a draft outline of the Strategic Plan has been developed.

A public meeting to review the draft outline of the Strategic Plan was held Wednesday, October 12 at VTA's Administrative Offices. The slides shared at that meeting can be found below along with a copy of the draft outline. The VTA Board of Directors is scheduled to adopt the Final Strategic Plan at its December meeting.

Strategic Plan Initial Draft Outline

Strategic Plan Administrative Draft

VTA Draft Strategic Plan Outline from SCVTA