Light Rail Speed and Safety Enhancements

The Speed and Safety Improvements are part of a program identified in VTA’s Light Rail Systems Analysis and Efficiency Study (2010).

The Light Rail Speed and Safety Enhancements study has reviewed a series of speed and safety features designed to enhance light rail operations and efficiency. This study has developed conceptual designs and recommendations for safety, speed, and reliability enhancements in three study areas: one along North First Street, one in Downtown San Jose, and one comprised of key, low-speed zones and specific spot locations throughout the system.

Project Goals

  • Enhance...

The Speed and Safety Improvements are part of a program identified in VTA’s Light Rail Systems Analysis and Efficiency Study (2010).

The Light Rail Speed and Safety Enhancements study has reviewed a series of speed and safety features designed to enhance light rail operations and efficiency. This study has developed conceptual designs and recommendations for safety, speed, and reliability enhancements in three study areas: one along North First Street, one in Downtown San Jose, and one comprised of key, low-speed zones and specific spot locations throughout the system.

Project Goals

  • Enhance safety, mobility, and access for all travelers
  • Improve travel times and reliability for transit passengers
  • Increase transit ridership
  • Support community input and adopted land use and mobility policies

Current Activities

  • Advancing project definition, technical studies, and conceptual design
  • Stakeholder outreach
  • Advancing signal timing changes on North First Street
  • Final Design of a Pilot Project in Downtown San Jose
  • Securing additional funding