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Bay Area Air Quality Advisory

There is an ongoing Air Quality Advisory in place in the Bay Area for smoke impacts from the Mendocino Complex Fire and other wildfires. The Air Quality Advisory is issued by the Bay Area Quality Management District.

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Riders’ Favorite Ice Cream Shop near VTA: CREAM

After tallying votes for many excellent ice cream and frozen dessert shops close to VTA, our riders’ favorite stood above the rest: CREAM! Thank you to everyone who voted.

SJ Jazz Summer Fest

Find Your Rhythm at SJZ Summer Fest!

Calling all music lovers! August 10-12, Summer Fest heats up the season with a lineup of international stars, emerging artists and regional favorites playing jazz, blues, salsa, Latin and R&B.

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Attention Express Light Rail Riders!

On Thursday, August 2, the VTA Board of Directors voted to discontinue Express Light Rail Service in order to reduce operating costs. The scheduled date for discontinuation is October 8, 2018.

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Join VTA for National Night Out

National Night Out is August 7th, and VTA will be on hand as neighbors get to know more about their community and how to keep it safe.


What’s Happening with 2016 Measure B?

Nearly two years after Santa Clara County voters approved a half-cent sales tax increase for transportation improvements, a previously dismissed lawsuit challenging the measure is going to court on appeal.

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Clipper® Cards to Be Sold at VTA Light Rail Platforms

Coming soon, you’ll be able to buy a Clipper Card at VTA light rail stations.

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What's Your Favorite Ice Cream Shop near VTA?

Tell us by Aug 8 using #VTAicecream and with the nearest VTA station or stop, and you could win a gift card large enough to eat WAY too much of your favorite order.

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Bay Area Transportation Improvements Threatened by Lawsuit

Transportation funding approved by voters in nine Bay Area counties is being challenged in a lawsuit filed to stop the bridge toll increase that would provide those resources.

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Community Survey Results Help Inform Highway 87 Corridor Study

This spring, VTA conducted a survey seeking input from commuters along the Highway 87 corridor. This study aims to identify technology-based improvements and innovative solutions along this important corridor.

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Where is Our Transportation Funding Coming From?

California roads are suffering. From freeways to local streets, repairs do not keep pace with the wear and tear on our road network.

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251 Express Bus Now From Warm Springs

Effective immediately, Express Stadium Service Route 251 previously from the Fremont BART Station will now operate out of the Warm Springs BART Station.

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Let's Work Together to Make Safety a Priority

In light of the recent tragic event at a VTA light rail train crossing, we want to reiterate our commitment to safety as VTA’s number one priority.

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Light Rail Pole Repair Will Result In Service Interruptions July 14 Weekend

Required repairs to VTA’s light rail track pole will result in interruptions in light rail service July 14 to 15 weekend along Mountain View-Winchester Green Line 902 between Fruitdale and Convention Center.

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VTA Releases Three Joint Development Opportunities

VTA’s Joint & Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Program is issuing three new Requests for Proposal (RFP) to the real estate development community in an effort to help alleviate traffic congestion and create a steady source of revenue for the Authority.

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Help Redesign by Testing Proposed Navigation

Would you like to help redesign to better meet your needs? Please complete this simple test by July 15.

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Celebrate Fourth of July Safely Around VTA

It’s that time of the summer to celebrate Independence Day – fireworks, barbecues, and family and friends gathering to have fun. But don’t forget to keep safety in mind, especially around VTA’s bus and light rail systems.

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July 2018 Service Changes

On Monday, July 2, 2018, VTA will implement service changes on a few bus routes.

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VTA Debuts New Safety Video

VTA has a short, new video to remind our passengers and even passers-by how to stay safe around the rails and buses.

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VTA to Launch Light Rail Safety and Speed Pilot in Downtown San Jose

VTA plans to launch a six-month pilot by the end of 2018 designed to increase safety near light rail in downtown San Jose.

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Take VTA to the Fireworks!

If you’re celebrating the 4th with a fireworks show, let VTA take you there!

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You Spoke, We Listened. Complete Streets Survey Results

Over the course of the two public outreach periods, (spring 2017 and spring 2018) for both Complete Street Studies, VTA received roughly 2,071 survey points of input for the Tasman Corridor Complete Streets Study.

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VTA Employee Recreational Vehicle Parking

A recent news cycle has focused on VTA employees who park recreational vehicles overnight as a way of dealing with the housing crisis in Silicon Valley. Here's more information about this accommodation that did not make it into the stories.

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Heat Advisory and How to Stay Cool (June 23)

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in Santa Clara County for Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m

Graphic about who uses VTA and how with charts and graphs showing age, gender and mobile usage Users: Thank You for the Feedback

VTA is beginning to redesign and has analyzed more than 1,400 responses to a user survey conducted earlier this year. See the infographic summarizing key takeaways.

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