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Capitol Expressway Light Rail Project


This project will extend light rail from the existing Alum Rock Light Rail Station to the Eastridge Transit Center with elevated structures at Capitol Avenue, Story Road, and Tully Road. The Eastridge extension will include light rail stations at Story Road and at the Eastridge Transit Center.

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Capitol Expressway Light Rail to Eastridge is the last portion of the larger Capitol Expressway Transit Improvement Project that transforms Capitol Expressway into a multi-modal boulevard offering bus rapid transit (BRT), light rail transit, and safe connections to the regional transit system.

VTA first addressed pedestrian access and improved safety measures along the expressway between Quimby Road and Capitol Avenue. This was completed in Fall 2012 and included new sidewalks, street lighting, and a landscaping buffer. Next was the reconstruction of the Eastridge Transit Center which was completed in 2015.

Project Status

​In June 2016 VTA Board of Directors approved funding to complete design, acquire right of way and relocate utilities.

Construction is dependent on Board of Directors approval of funding/financing plan.

Project Schedule

  • 2016-2017 Environmental Studies
  • 2016-2018 Right of Way
  • 2017-2018 Utility Relocation
  • 2019-2022 Construction*
  • *Contingent upon funding availability

Project Cost

$377 Million for design, right of way, utilities and construction.​

Contact Us

VTA Community Outreach
Phone: (408) 321-7575
TTY only: (408) 321-2330 

Fact Sheets and Environmental Reports

Fact Sheet (English)

Visit the project library for all environmental documents.

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