January 28, 2020
Federal Grant Augments VTA Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) received a $350,000 federal grant today to help combat human trafficking in Santa Clara County. The grant will allow VTA to launch the new “Not on...
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January 22, 2020
January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Human trafficking, a modern form of slavery, is the world’s fastest growing criminal enterprise. After drug trafficking, it is the world’s second most profitable criminal enterprise, grossing more...
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December 05, 2019
Safety Can’t Be Overemphasized this Holiday Season
Another tragedy at a light rail crossing. This time at Race and Parkmoor in San Jose. That makes four deaths this year. Four people who won’t be spending the holidays with loved ones, friends, and...
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November 08, 2019
Downtown Railings Seek to Make the Street Safer and the Train Faster
You may notice a new addition near the light rail line on Second Street in Downtown San Jose. A sleek stainless steel railing lines the space between the sidewalk and the light rail tracks along...
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September 22, 2019
Ghost Bikes Represent Lives Lost in Rail Accidents
Perhaps you have seen them on the side of the road or chained to a pole at a busy intersection. White painted bikes, otherwise known as ghost bikes, are symbols used to honor bicyclists who have been...
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September 04, 2019
You Can't Beat a Train - VTA Kicks Off Safety Awareness Campaign
In recognition of Rail Safety Month, in September, VTA is asking you to share an important message to help save lives. The message is “You can’t beat a train.” It sounds simple. It sounds like common...
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July 19, 2019
Obey VTA Safety Precautions
Safety is the most important issue for any transit agency. In Santa Clara County, protections in place around VTA light rail stations and tracks should never be ignored. This month there were two...
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November 20, 2018
Exclusively Trained K-9 Officers Join Transit Patrol
Public transportation is among the most sensitive targets of terrorism, and now VTA has new dedicated tools to protect passengers: Yoshi and Nala, two bomb-sniffing, but affable, Labrador Retrievers...
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November 05, 2018
Safety Around Bus and Rail is Top Priority
We may sound like a broken record, but it bears repeating...often: Safety is our number one priority. VTA bus and rail operators go through extensive safety training to operate their vehicles, but...
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