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Ready, Set, March!


VTA is set to accommodate the crowds attending the Women’s March in downtown San Jose on Saturday, January 20.

image showing photo on left of street crowded with cars and labeled LOS F, image on right with no cars and labeled LOS A

Vehicle Miles Traveled for Smarter Development


LOS? VMT? CEQA? Let us explain. As you’ll see in the image, current transportation analysis gives the highly productive street on the left (University Avenue in Palo Alto) an F and the less productive street on the left an A. That's going to change.

Ohlone Chynoweth light rail station

Ohlone-Chynoweth Light Rail Station Development


VTA will host a Community Meeting on Wednesday, January 17, to give residents an opportunity to learn about a proposal for transit-oriented development (TOD) at the Ohlone-Chynoweth Light Rail Station.

highway 85

Your Vision for Transit on State Route 85


VTA is studying options for potential transit service along State Route (SR) 85.

BART Phase I timeline

BART Silicon Valley Phase I - Getting to the Finish Line


VTA is far along in the dynamic testing phase. Testing is going very well and we expect to complete our testing by March 2018 at which time we will turn it over to BART for integration testing, operating training, and safety certification.

Women's March Bay Area

Take VTA to the Women’s March in Downtown San Jose


VTA will work to accommodate the crowds attending the Women’s March in San Jose on Saturday, January 20.

Curtner Light Rail Station

Learn More About Development Plans at Curtner Light Rail Station


Living and working near public transportation makes it that much easier for people to use public transportation, helping to reduce traffic on the Bay Area’s busy roadways.

Mayor Liccardo and Council member O'Neill

New VTA Chair and Vice Chair


The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board of Directors elected its 2018 Chair and Vice Chair at the December 2017 board meeting.

SR 85 map

Tabulating the Feedback From SR-85 Corridor Study


An estimated $350 million is included in the 2016 Measure B for improvements to the State Route (SR) 85 corridor. Eligible uses are noise reduction, a new transit lane and a study that will give some definition to what the “new transit lane” could be.

Graphic about new fares, free transfers on Clipper and EZfare, and improved service starting Jan 1, 2018

Fare Changes and More for 2018


VTA will implement a new fare structure and improvements on specific transit services beginning on New Year’s Day.

new VTA buses

A New Year’s Resolution Good for You and the Environment


This year, why not make a pledge that’s good for you, the economy and the environment all in one resolution! In 2018, commit to riding public transit.

Happy New Year 2018

VTA is FREE on New Year's Eve


If you have plans to kick off the New Year with a little “bubbly,” VTA wants to remind you to please not drink and drive.

280 Corridor study map

Public Input Steered I-280 Corridor Study


When asked to share their vision for improvements needed along Interstate 280, literally hundreds and hundreds of Santa Clara County residents went to VTA’s website or attended public meetings and offered their suggestions.

Cold weather sign

Cold Weather Shelter


​Because temperatures are expected to drop into the low to mid 30’s, the City of San José will activate all four overnight warming locations to provide refuge to individuals from the cold and wet weather.

light rail crossing with warning signs

Transit Safety is Everyone’s Job


The holiday season is bustling with activity! Parties, shopping, colder temperatures and the company of friends and family make the season bright, but they can also be a distraction while traveling throughout the Bay Area.

loading coats into bus

Giving Back to Our Community


VTA employees are making efforts to give back to our community in multiple ways.

apprentice bus operator training

VTA's Training Expertise Shared Nationwide


VTA is spreading its expertise nationally, helping to put together a standardized curriculum for training and mentoring bus operators at agencies across America.

Ugly Sweaters

Wear Your Ugly Sweater on Friday, December 15


Get FREE Tickets to Downtown Ice on National Ugly Sweater Day! Ugly sweaters are never ugly on #NationalUglySweaterDay!

Graphic with the words Riders Favorite pho near VTA: Pho Thien Long Restaurant for Best Pho contest

Riders' Favorite Pho near VTA


We asked you to share about your favorite pho restaurants close to a VTA stop or station. The results are in!

bus filled with toys

You Helped Us “Stuff the VTA Bus”


Thanks to your generosity, we're making the holidays a little brighter for many.

BART Phase 2 alignment map

​VTA to Further Analyze Tunnel Design for BART Silicon Valley Phase II


Phase II of VTA’s BART Silicon Valley is reaching a critical phase in the project development process.

Outreach team talking to passengers

Spreading the Word on New Fares and Free Transfers


Beginning December 5 through early January, you’ll see VTA’s yellow-vested Outreach Team at select transit centers throughout Santa Clara County distributing information on the new fare structure and transfer policy.

What's your favorite pho near VTA graphic promoting social media contest.

Where's Your Favorite Pho Near VTA?


We’re asking all the “pho-natics” out there to vote for the very best pho restaurant near VTA for a chance to win a $25 meal! Just share the restaurant and nearest VTA stop or station on social media using #VTApho, ideally with a photo or video.

All Aboard for Festive Fun!


Get in the holiday spirit and join VTA for an afternoon of fun on board the historic Holiday Trolley.

Rapid 523 route map

Progress on Rapid 523 Bus Stop Construction


This December, VTA will complete the majority of the bus stop improvements for the upcoming Rapid 523 service. The new bus route is scheduled to begin in June 2018, in coordination with the arrival of BART.

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