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Comments Requested on VTA's Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

VTA’s Draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan is now available for public review and comment. The purpose of VTA’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) associated with transportation use and operations and prepare for climate change impacts that are already occurring and projected to get worse over time.  


This CAAP represents VTA’s first comprehensive look at the climate crisis, and Santa Clara County’s first look at climate change through the transportation lens, specifically. Work on the CAAP started in 2022 with a community survey and public workshop, followed by data collection and analysis which included quantifying GHG emissions and conducting a vulnerability assessment of VTA’s transportation assets and operations. This information was used to develop two lists of proposed strategies, measures, and actions: one that addresses reducing GHG emissions, and another that addresses preparing for sea level rise, flooding, wildfire, extreme heat, and drought. The Draft CAAP includes all this information and more!


Please submit your comments online or email Comments must be received by Friday, November 17, 2023. 


The CAAP will be revised based on input received and is targeted to be complete by March 2024. For more information, check out the project website at


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