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International GIS Day at VTA

​What does the study of Geography have to do with public transportation, you ask? Everything!

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Thanksgiving Holiday Service Schedule

VTA train and bus service will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule Thursday, November 23, Thanksgiving Day.

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Peer Review Results on BART Phase II

To better inform the Board’s decision concerning the tunneling methodology for Phase II of VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Extension, VTA and BART agreed to form a peer review panel of transit operators with experience operating deep tunnel stations.

All Aboard VTA's Holiday Trolley

This holiday season, join in on the magic and celebrate a favorite holiday pastime.

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Passing Along Our Expertise

When it comes to maintaining our buses and trains, VTA professionals not only do that work themselves, they also lend a hand when it comes to teaching others how to do it. ​

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BART SV: Ride a Bike, a Bus, or Walk to the Transit Center!

Driving and parking will not be your only option for accessing the new BART service that will be available when the Milpitas and Berryessa/North San José transit centers open next year. Instead, think bikes, buses or light rail!

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BART SV Parking: Multi-day, Monthly Options Included

Both locations of BART Silicon Valley service, Milpitas and Berryessa, will offer VTA and BART services, and will charge for parking.

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VTA Joins the San Jose Veteran's Day Parade

VTA is proudly taking part, once again, in San Jose’s Veteran’s Day Parade on Saturday, November 11.

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Noise and Vibration from Construction Diminished, Nearby Residents May Hear Trains on the Tracks

Construction activities are wrapping up on the Phase I project and noise and vibrations from construction activities have significantly decreased.

​VTA to Host Business Diversity Event Promoting Contracting Opportunities in Santa Clara County

In an effort to engage small and disadvantaged businesses in larger local contracts, VTA and the County of Santa Clara will hold a Procurement and Supplier Diversity Outreach Event, Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at VTA headquarte...

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The Rebirth of St. James Park

VTA is working with the City of San Jose Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Department to imagine the future of St. James Park in Downtown San Jose.

VTA to Increase Fares, Offer Free Two-Hour Transfers, Lower Youth Fare, and Extend Service in January 2018

Check out our upcoming new fare structure and service changes.

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Peer Review of Tunnel Methodology Underway, Final Project Description Expected in Early 2018

As we approach 2018, Phase II of VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Extension is gaining steam. VTA and BART are making key decisions about Phase II – the next six miles of BART into downtown San Jose and the City of Santa Clara.

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Moving Forward on Express Lanes Development

Phase 3 of the successful Silicon Valley Express Lanes Program (Program) is well on its way into the design phase, with construction expected to begin in early 2019 (pending funding).  The Program began with Phase 1, VTA’s now-existing express lanes...

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What’s Next for the Tamien Station Development Plan?

Development plans for the parking lot at VTA’s Tamien light rail station are moving forward, and there’s an upcoming chance for you to learn more about the plans.

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Meet Matt Ybarra, Lifelong VTA Rider

“Not having to worry about this traffic is amazing. I love it.” Meet Matt Ybarra, 33. He’s been riding VTA since he was a kid, and now rides five days per week to and from his tech job in San Jose. “I would tell anybody who doesn’t ride transit t...

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State Route 85 Transit Guideway Study Community Workshops This November 2017

VTA has begun work on a new study that will evaluate potential transit improvements on State Route (SR) 85 including light rail, bus rapid transit and other relevant technologies.

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BART SV Built with the Environment in Mind

VTA is committed to creating a greener Santa Clara Valley through its Sustainability Program. VTA’s BART Berryessa Extension has implemented numerous initiatives.

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VTA Building Site of Pow! Wow! San Jose Wall Art

“Big, colorful, abstract movements of color.” That’s how artist Ricky Watts describes his work as he transforms a blank wall into an artistic voyage.

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Dynamic Testing Begins on BART Silicon Valley Phase I

VTA is getting one step closer towards passenger service on the BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project. Dynamic testing will be visible to the public as multi-car trains travel along the 10-mile extension.

VTA's Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Dozens of VTA employees will be wearing pink as they walk in support of breast cancer awareness on Friday, October 27. Get first-hand knowledge from VTA employees on why they walk.

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Rail Repair First and Hedding and Taylor, Oct 28-29

On the weekend of October 28-29 from 11:30 PM to 4:00 AM no trains will be at Civic and Japantown/Ayer stations, and a bus bridge will be in place.

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La Ultima Parada

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with La Ultima Parada at the Mexican Heritage Plaza! This year La Ultima Parada will be a two-day event showcasing the vibrancy and richness of the Mexican culture. Enjoy dances, musical performances, and...

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Local Air Quality is Improved

A Health Advisory and Spare the Air Alert is lifted but you can still do your part to help reduce air pollution by taking VTA.

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Students Get Hands on Training from VTA Professionals

VTA’s Overhaul & Rebuild Paint and Body Work staff visited the Independence High School Automotive Transportation Program recently, and even the program’s teacher said he picked up a few pointers.

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