2019 New Transit Service Plan

The VTA Board of Directors has adopted a new transit service plan that will be implemented when BART service to Santa Clara County begins by the end of 2019.

In 2017, VTA adopted the Next Network Plan, which was a from-scratch redesign of the transit network that aimed to increase ridership and improve VTA’s cost-effectiveness by expanding the frequent network.

A change in VTA’s financial outlook prompted revisions to the Next Network Plan in early 2019.

  • A draft of the revised plan, called the 2019 New Transit Service Plan, was released for public comment in January and February of 2019.
  • In March, VTA staff reviewed over 1,500 public comments while developing the Final 2019 New Transit Service Plan.
  • VTA’s Board of Directors approved the plan in May 2019, and it will be implemented when BART service begins by the end of 2019.

Timeline

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Community Engagement to Begin on 2019 New Transit Service Plan
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On January 10, VTA’s Board of Directors directed staff to begin comprehensive community engagement on the proposed 2019 New Transit Service Plan , which is a revision of the previously adopted 2017...
Seeking Input on Proposed Service Changes for Almaden Area of San Jose
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UPDATED ON FEB. 7: The community meeting in Almaden on February 11 will start at 7 p.m. It was previously noted as 6 p.m. In this post, we’ll address why service changes in Almaden are being proposed...
Proposed Changes to Overnight Service on VTA's Route 22
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Among the 70 changes in VTA’s Draft 2019 New Transit Service Plan is a proposal to end late night service on Route 22 between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. The draft 2019 New Transit Service Plan is VTA staff’s...
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Public Feedback on Draft 2019 New Transit Service Plan – Here’s What We Heard
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On January 14, VTA embarked on a public engagement effort for the Draft 2019 New Transit Service Plan with the goal of gaining input and insight on proposed changes to existing service per VTA Board...
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Seek VTA Board adoption of Final 2019 New Transit Service Plan
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VTA Releases Final Recommendations for 2019 New Transit Service Plan
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VTA has released final recommendations for the 2019 New Transit Service Plan . Before we look at the final plan, let’s start with a look back. Background First shared in January 2019 , the draft 2019...
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Implementation Preparation
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VTA Board of Directors Approves 2019 New Transit Service Plan
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The VTA Board of Directors unanimously approved, at its May 2 Board meeting, the final recommendations outlined in the 2019 New Transit Service Plan . The Board also requested staff to examine a few...
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Operating
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Earliest projected start of BART service to Santa Clara County
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