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VTA Electric Buses Will Use Pioneering Charging Technology


As VTA prepares to roll out brand new, all-electric buses, we are teaming up with Prospect Silicon Valley, and Bay Area tech companies to pilot a cutting-edge system that will manage charging those buses.

Environmental Planner Lani Lee Ho

VTA Employee Proves that Caring for the Environment is More Than Just a Job


With Earth Day 2018 this Sunday, we caught up with VTA environmental planner, Lani Lee Ho. The former intern now full-time employee for the past nine years, shares what’s new in sustainability at VTA and a few tips for sustainable living.   You start...

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​Be Kind to Mother Earth


  Be kind to your Mother (Earth) by making a commitment to green your commute. Try riding VTA or biking, walking or carpooling to your destination. You’ll save money on gas and car maintenance, help the environment, and feel good about it. Together,...

Coyote Ridge

VTA Works to Preserve Native California Vegetation


You may be surprised to know that VTA is encouraging the rebirth of native plants and animals in the hills above South Santa Clara County’s Coyote Valley.

SR 87 Preliminary Response Map

Responses Rolling In for VTA Highway 87 Survey


VTA continues to receive input from the community via a survey it’s running through April 15. The survey is part of an ongoing State Route (SR) 87 Corridor Study, being conducted in partnership with the city of San Jose.

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VTA Kicks Off TOD Study for BART Phase II


As part of VTA’s BART Phase II Project, a study has been initiated to identify strategies to develop housing and commercial space near the future BART stations. The 15-month study will support and implement local community visions for station development.

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VTA Board Approves Staff Recommendation for BART Silicon Valley Phase II Project


In a unanimous vote Thursday night, VTA Board members approved the staff recommendation for a single-bore tunneling methodology for the 5-mile subway through downtown San Jose, and the Downtown San Jose West and Diridon North station options.

BART Phase II Final Project Map

Get Engaged on VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Project!


Sign up for news and notifications today at www.vta.org/phase2info.

BART Phase II Final Project Map

Board to Vote on VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project


VTA's Board of Directors is scheduled to certify the environmental document and vote on the staff-recommended project description, including station locations and tunneling methodology, at their regularly scheduled meeting on April 5, 2018.

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​Calling All Bicyclists: Become a Certified Bicycle Instructor


Every year, students in elementary and middle schools throughout Santa Clara County participate in classroom talks and hands-on “bike rodeos” to learn vital safety and bike handling skills through Safe Routes to Schools programs. Unfortunately, loca...

Example of twin-bore cut-and-cover construction in Los Angeles

Can Single-Bore Tunneling Transform Urban Subway Construction?


VTA is evaluating a tunneling methodology that would use a single, large diameter tunnel to construct the next six-mile BART extension. This evaluation has revealed a number of unique advantages and opportunities for urban subway construction.

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Construction to Begin Soon on Highway 237 Express Lanes


This month marks six years since the first Silicon Valley Express Lanes started operations. Now VTA is ready to embark on the State Route 237 Express Lanes Project Phase 2 extension.

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April 2018 Service Changes


Service changes will take place beginning Monday, April 9.

students at Chaboya training center

High Schoolers Learn the Ropes at VTA


On a recent rainy Thursday morning, VTA’s Maintenance Training Shop was buzzing with more than a dozen high school students eager to see how the “real world” of automotive repair works.

Easter Egg Social Contest 2018

Hop Aboard for a Fun VTA Easter Egg Hunt


Chocolate eggs, the golden egg…they’re all hidden on VTA buses and light rail trains March 26 through April 1.

Clipper Card

VTA Now Provides Full Clipper® Card Service


VTA’s Downtown Customer Service Center at 55-A West Santa Clara Street in San Jose is now providing full-service for Clipper® customers.

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Be Water Wise on World Water Day


World Water Day is celebrated every year on March 22. It is a day to focus on the importance of our planet's freshwater resources and to reflect on our commitment to protect every drop.

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March for Our Lives – VTA Service Impacts March 24


March for Our Lives is a worldwide effort to end gun violence in schools and communities. One such event will be held on Saturday, March 24 in downtown San Jose.

Free Rides to Cold Weather Shelters


​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. VTA will provide free rides.

Transit Driver Appreciation Day

Give a Shout Out to Your VTA Driver


Join us in celebrating Transit Driver Appreciation Day on Friday, March 16!

highway 87 traffic

VTA Seeks Community Input in SR 87 Study


If you have traveled on State Route (SR) 87 during peak commuting hours you know that stretch of roadway suffers from some of the worst traffic congestion in Santa Clara County. For this reason,VTA is conducting a corridor study of SR 87, with the g...

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Registration Open for Free Smart Cycling Training


Get the tips, tools and techniques to become a more confident and competent cyclist.

electric vehicle charging station

​Electric Vehicle Charge Rates Reduced


It’s now cheaper to charge your electric vehicle (EV) at VTA Park and Ride lots. Beginning March 1st, the cost to charge EVs was reduced to $1.00 an hour, aligning the charges with reduced PG&E winter rates.

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Spring Forward This Weekend


Dont' forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour this Sunday, March 11.

construction workers on tracks

We’re Making Progress Fixing Aging Infrastructure


The state of good repair is a priority for VTA as it is for rail systems throughout America. And like those other rail systems, age is a challenging foe. VTA is making great strides in assuring our system is safe.

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