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Alum Rock-Santa Clara Bus Rapid Transit



About the Project

The Alum Rock/Santa Clara Bus Rapid Transit Project will provide just over 7 miles of limited-stop rapid transit service from the Eastridge Transit Center to the Arena Station in downtown San Jose using Capitol Expressway, Alum Rock Avenue and Santa Clara Street. The Alum Rock/Santa Clara Project is the first of three lines, followed by the El Camino Real BRT and Stevens Creek BRT.

  • Special Vehicles – Hybrid, comfortable modern interiors, bike racks inside and outside the bus, and Wi-Fi on board.
  • Enhanced Stations – Attractive shelters with weather protection, live schedule displays, and passenger amenities
  • Bus Only Lane on Alum Rock – East of 34th street BRT vehicles will travel in a dedicated median bus-way, separated from traffic to improve travel time
  • Transit Signal Priority – Traffic signals stay green as the vehicle approaches the inter­section for faster travel time
  • Rapid Boarding – All-door boarding means faster stops
  • Fast, Frequent, Reliable – BRT lines will operate during the peak times with service every 10 minutes during peak commute time

Tree Lighting and Santa Photos Event December 16

Date: Dec. 16 (Friday)
Place: 1592 Alum Rock Ave (VTA project office)
Time: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – FREE Pictures with Santa Claus and refreshments
Tree Lighting: 6:30 p.m. Ceremony with Supervisor Cindy Chavez and Council Member Magdalena Carrasco
 
RSVP or invite your neighbors, family and friends: http://bit.ly/treelightingdec16
 
For more information contact 408.929.2990

Invite to The Holiday Tree Lighting Event Flyer (English and Spanish)

Stations

Service would be provided at 11 new stations:

Arena 24th Story
Downtown San Jose King Ocala
City Hall Jackson Eastridge
17th Alum Rock  



Project Cost and Funding

The total cost for the Alum Rock/Santa Clara Bus Rapid Transit Project is $148 million. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) allocated $90 million from State Proposition 1B funds specifically for the BRT project. The remaining $58 million needed for the project will be funded through the 2000 Measure A Transit Improvements Program.

Project Schedule

VTA Board approves Environmental Impact Report December 11, 2008
Final Design Spring 2013
Construction 2014-Early 2017
Project Completion (Anticipated) Early 2017

Project Fact Sheet

English (pdf)
Spanish (pdf)
Vietnamese (pdf)
Chinese (pdf)
Portuguese (pdf)
Cambodian (pdf)
 

Contact Us

VTA Community Outreach
Phone: (408) 321-7575
TTY only: (408) 321-2330 
Email: community.outreach@vta.org

VTA Project Information Office (Alum Rock Construction)

1592 Alum Rock Avenue
​San Jose, CA 95116
Office Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Field Office Phone: (408) 929-2990
 

VTA Project Information Office (Downtown Construction)

VTA Customer Service Center
55 W-Santa Clara Street 

​San Jose, CA 95113
Office Hours: Monday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m, and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Field Office Phone: (408) 464-7865
 
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