As development of the Valley Transportation Plan 2050 (VTP 2050) continues throughout the fall, community members are invited to visit our VTP 2050 Open House to learn more about some of the projects that are expected to be included. Other VTA projects and programs will also be represented.
VTP 2050 Open House
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Roosevelt Community Center
901 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose
The VTP 2050 will serve as a long-range planning and policy framework for developing and delivering future transportation projects of all types. Once completed, the Plan will contain a list of priority transportation projects in the areas of transit, highways and expressways, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and more.
When staff first began talking to community members about the Valley Transportation Plan 2050 (VTP 2050) late last year, we asked the public to help create a vision for transportation in Santa Clara County. Input from community members, local member agencies, staff, and VTA committee members were all used in the selection of the following goals for the VTP 2050:
- Implement faster, more frequent, and convenient transit;
- Prioritize active transportation to encourage healthier multi-modal options;
- Encourage land uses that create complete and convenient places;
- Address the climate emergency by reducing transportation emissions;
- Support equity in transportation;
- Pursue safe and reliable travel on highways and expressways
The VTA Board adopted the listed goals in June 2023. At the Open House, potential VTP projects will be displayed alongside the applicable goal(s).
The last Valley Transportation Plan, VTP 2040, was published in 2014. Some of the projects contained within include the SR 237 Express Lanes extension, the construction of the Berryessa BART extension, and light rail speed improvements along First Street in San Jose. For the upcoming VTP 2050, public agencies were invited to submit projects for consideration throughout the month of August.
Projects identified for inclusion in the VTP 2050 will also be used to inform Plan Bay Area 2050, a planning roadmap for the entire nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Plan Bay Area focuses on four key elements — housing, the economy, transportation and the environment.