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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.
Take VTA Light Rail to the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot!
Skip the parking hassles and save gas and money! The best way to get to the ever-popular turkey trot event in downtown San Jose is VTA Light Rail. We will be adding extra service and many VTA light rail stations offer free parking. Visit or call (408) 321-2300 for trip planning help.
Light Rail Efficiency Project Overview
As VTA celebrates the 25th Anniversary of light rail in Silicon Valley, our Light Rail Efficiency Project is bringing improvements to meet the needs created by anticipated growth in the county. Current estimates project that these changes, when fully implemented, will result in travel time savings of as much as 20 - 30% between key origins and destinations.
VTA Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Light Rail
VTA is celebrating 25 years of moving the Valley forward with our light rail system. Watch this video to learn about system statistics and VTA's landmark light rail Wi-Fi system. Look for future videos about our Light Rail Efficiency Project
VTA Employees Organize Hispanic Heritage Celebration
VTA employees organized a Hispanic Heritage Celebration on October 31 at our Cerone Division, hosting colleagues from throughout the organization for a feast of empanadas, pupusas and other Latino food. The event honored the different cultures of VTA employees, who are as diverse as the community they serve. VTA Board Chair Joe Pirzynski also explains how VTA's new General Manager, Nuria Fernandez, reflects the agency's emphasis on cultural diversity.
"Meet the Primes" Event (October 2013)
For more about the October "Meet the Primes" event hosted at VTA on October 3 and organized by the Business Outreach Committee, read the news release at . To learn more about doing business with VTA as a Small or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, visit .
PARK(ing) Day 2013 in Downtown San Jose
VTA participated in PARK(ing) Day 2013 in downtown San Jose on September 20, re-purposing three parking spaces in front of our Downtown Customer Service Center on Santa Clara Street. People could have their bikes checked by Good Karma Bikes and learn about VTA's safe, convenient and affordable transportation options. Learn more about PARK(ing) Day, which started here in the Bay Area, at .
VTA -- Ride to Your Own Beat!
Do you ride to your own beat? Check out our latest commercial and take VTA to go your own way!.
Bay Area Bike Share Founding Member George Cox
Watch this video to see Bay Area Bike Share in action and get a great demonstration of proper bike docking from George Cox, a machinist who lives in Morgan Hill and commutes to his machine shop in downtown San Jose.
Bay Area Bike Share Event (August 29, 2013)
Join in the fun as VTA celebrates the arrival of Bay Area Bike Share to Santa Clara County!
Bay Area Bike Share Program (August 2013)
Bay Area Bike Share is coming to Santa Clara County! This video introduces the Bike Share program and how to use it.
Healthier Planet, Healthier You
VTA - We'll Get You Going! (June 2013)
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 2013)
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 Monterey Road.
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 Forever)!
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 soon be...
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 County.
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 call 408-321-7575.
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 passengers.
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 transit riders.
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.
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.