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El Camino Real BRT Project

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About the Project

The El Camino Real Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project seeks to improve transit on El Camino Real, The Alameda and Santa Clara Street between the Palo Alto Transit Center and the SAP Center in Downtown San Jose. The project would complement the transit improvements made to Santa Clara Street, Alum Rock Avenue and Capitol Expressway as part of the Alum Rock-Santa Clara BRT Project.
 
VTA has studied multiple possible changes including converting general use lanes into bus-only lanes so that the buses do not get stuck in traffic:

  • Building curb bulb-out stations to decrease dwell time waiting to merge back into traffic
  • Upgrading transit signal priority so that buses receive fewer red lights
  • Improving pedestrian safety by shortening crosswalks
  • Adding new signalized intersections
  • Making streetscape improvements
  • Restricting certain lanes to transit, high-occupancy vehicles, turning vehicles and motorcycles during weekday peak periods.

The El Camino Real Rapid Transit Policy Advisory Board is tasked with determining the future direction of the project.
 
The improvements would be funded by 2000 Measure A.

Environmental Process

Find documents from the environmental process in the El Camino Real BRT Project library.

Contact Us

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

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