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License for Film, Video and Photos on VTA Property
VTA requires those who wish to film, videotape or shoot still photos on VTA
property while engaged in a commercial, non-profit activity or for educational
purposes to have a license to film,
video, or photograph.
Michael Burns Interview on the SVLG CEO Show (Podcast)
VTA General Manager, Michael Burns, guest on April 10 SVLG “CEO
Show.” Listen to the lively discussion of latest
transportation challenges and VTA accomplishments.
VTA Train the Trainer Academy (April 2013)
A's Train the Trainer Academy gives care providers and senior volunteers the
foundation to confidently teach seniors how to safely and confidently use VTA
buses and light rail to access their community.
VTAlerts Mobile App (April
As our "eyes and ears," you can help ensure the safety of VTA's system by
reporting safety concerns as soon as you see them. VTA has created a mobile app
called "VTAlerts" that makes it easy to send us the information we need to
dispatch law enforcement or medical assistance. [Please note: The VTAlerts app
is available only in English.]
VTA Service To HP Pavilion (January 2013)
Ride VTA directly to the HP Pavilion on San Jose Sharks game night from Santa
Teresa and other south San Jose light rail stations! The train leaves the Santa
Teresa station about one hour before game time, and returns no earlier than 15
minutes after the end of the game.
I-280/I-880/Stevens Creek Improvements Project (November 2012)
Improvements are coming to the 280 / 880 / Stevens Creek Blvd. interchanges!
The project will begin construction in late Fall 2012, and is estimated to be
completed in 2015. The purpose of this project is to improve the safety and
traffic flow on the freeways and local roadways in the vicinity.
Blossom Hill Pedestrian Overcrossing Bridge Assembly (August 2012)
This video documents the assembly and placement of the bicycle/pedestrian
bridge over Monterey Road at Endicott Blvd (south of the intersection of Blossom
Hill Road and Monterey Road in San Jose) that occurred August 17 - 20, 2012. The
bridge facilitates safe bicyclist/pedestrian access between residential
neighborhoods and commercial developments on both sides of the UPRR tracks and
Animals and Pets on VTA (May 2012)
Ever wondered about riding VTA with your service animal or pet? Join us as we
take a look at how to board a VTA vehicle with your four-legged BFF (Best Friend
VTA Transitions to CLIPPER (April 2012)
On July 1, 2012, VTA goes all CLIPPER, all the time. There will be no more
paper passes sold at VTA. If you don't get your CLIPPER card now, there will
Long lines! Frustrated customers!
The time is now. Get
your CLIPPER card today!
VTA BPAC Chair Interview (February 2012)
The VTA Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) consists of 16
members representing each of the 15 cities and the county. The BPAC advises the
Board on funding and planning issues for bicycle and pedestrian projects. It
also serves as the countywide bicycle advisory committee for Santa Clara
In this video, Paul Goldstein discusses the role of the BPAC and
the progress it has made.
SR 237 Express Lanes
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will open new Express
Lanes along the State Route 237 / Interstate 880 corridor beginning in Spring
2012. The Express Lanes will help provide reliable travel options to Bay Area
commuters through the maximization of usage and capacity in these lanes during
commute hours. For more information about the SR 237 Express Lanes project,
visit www.vta.org/expresslanes or
El Camino Real BRT Video
The El Camino Real Bus Rapid Transit Project would make changes to El Camino
Real/The Alameda between the Palo Alto Transit Center and Downtown San Jose that
would improve transit service and potentially change the character and use of
the street. The Project would upgrade the 522 Rapid Bus service by installing
enhanced transit stations that function like rail stations, converting space
allotted to general purpose lanes or on-street parking to bus-only lanes in
certain areas and installing sidewalk bulbout stations that allow for faster
stops. The project would also use a new specialized vehicle and feature
technological improvements like transit signal priority—which holds a green
light for an approaching bus—and real time information at stations so riders
will know when the next bus will arrive. The project could even install bicycle
lanes along the corridor.
The VTA Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) consists of 17 members representing
business, labor, environmental, and other community groups with interest in
transportation. The CAC advises the Board on issues of interest to the
committee's members and the communities they represent, and serves as the
oversight body for the 2000 Measure A Transit Sales Tax Program. In this video,
Charlotte Powers discusses the role of the CAC and the progress made in Measure
A projects to date.
VTA Light Rail Safety (September 2011)
Watch the Light Rail Hunter as he investigates the Light Rail train -- a very
useful and powerful beast that deserves our respect and attention!
David Ledwitz: A Profile of APTF Scholarship Success (July 2011)
"The APTF scholarship launched my career. I wouldn't be where I am today
without the recognition of APTA and the Scholarship Foundation. I invite you to
apply. Let's see where it takes you!"
VTA te lleva al juego de San Josť Earthquakes (Junio 2011)
VTA lleva a los futbolistas Ramiro Corrales, Jason HernŠndez y Chris
Wondolowski al juego de San Josť Earthquakes.
VTA's New Farebox
In the summer of 2011, VTA will be installing new fareboxes on all its buses!
The new fareboxes will ensure accurate fare collection and provide information
to help VTA better focus its service to the ever-changing needs of its
VTA has partnered with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
Local 265 to build a Joint Workforce Investment (JWI) Project. This
project is designed to enhance customer service, operator/passenger
relations and improve operator well-being. The following videos showcase
the Joint Workforce Investment Operator Mentor program in which VTA
veteran Operators assist newer Operators with the day to day challenges of
operating a bus in the nation’s tenth largest city.
The Joint Workforce Investment Program also focuses on
developing employees for career growth and career ladder opportunities. VTA
and ATU recently completed a mechanic training program which is described in the
following videos. Maintaining the more than 500 transit vehicles operated by VTA
requires advanced mechanical and technical repair and troubleshooting
skills. The Maintenance Career Ladder Training Program (MCLTP) ensures that
VTA maintenance employees are educated with industry best practices which
translates into the safest, highest reliability, most environmentally friendly
transit vehicle operations.
Clipper has arrived. It's the transit smart card that gives you access
to transit services throughout the Bay Area.
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
provides dependable, safe and accessible transportation for the residents and
visitors of Santa ClaraCounty. Using public
transportation is one method of helping to reduce pollution to our environment
as well as providing a link to work, shopping, and family.
Individuals, civic organizations, private companies, schools,
as well as church groups are welcome to join the effort in cleaning up our
environment. VTA bus stops provide passengers with a safe and comfortable
place to rest while waiting for the bus. With over 4,500 bus stops across Santa ClaraCounty , keeping each
location clean is a difficult task. Your participation in this program will
make our community a better place to live. Everyone benefits from this
environmentally conscious program – property owners, businesses, visitors and
VTA Express Lanes
The Santa Clara County, the heart of Silicon Valley, is recognized the world
over for inventing and adopting revolutionary new ideas. With the introduction
of the Express Lanes, we have the opportunity to apply our legendary
technological know-how to address, and overcome, the challenge of traffic
congestion in our community.
Bikes on VTA Buses
This video demonstrates how to use bike racks on VTA buses, including
valuable safety tips all bike using passengers should follow.