Public Involvement


Whether it’s ensuring that timely and accurate information is accessible for the public, joining community meetings or events, or knocking on doors to inform neighbors about upcoming construction, the Community Outreach team is the liaison for public engagement with Phase II for Santa Clara County residents.

The guiding work for Phase II community engagement is the Construction Education and Outreach Plan (CEOP).  This plan guides public awareness and engagement throughout the life of the project and is phased in stages that reflect the activity on Phase II. Included in the outreach plan are the following:

  • General Outreach
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Business Resources
  • Placemaking
  • On the Radar – Associated Projects

Community Working Groups

Community Working Groups were initially created when VTA's BART Silicon Valley Program was a sixteen mile extension into Santa Clara County.  After the project was split into two phases and beginning in 2015, Community Working Groups resumed for the Santa Clara, Alum Rock/28th Street, and Downtown/Diridon station areas.  Each member of the Community Working Group has been appointed to represent the unique constituencies that live, work and play near the stations. Their role is to disseminate information to the stakeholders near each station area and to give feedback to the project team. 

Community Working Groups meet bi-monthly.

Alum Rock/28th Street Community Working Group

Mexican Heritage Plaza 1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116

  • September 11, 2019, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • November 13, 2019, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Downtown/Diridon Community Working Group

San José City Hall, Wing 118/119 200 E Santa Clara Street, San José, CA 95113

  • September 10, 2019, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • November 12, 2019, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Santa Clara Community Working Group

Santa Clara Senior Center, Room 232 1303 Fremont Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050

  • September 12, 2019, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • November 14, 2019, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

VTA Board of Directors

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board of Directors sets Santa Clara County's bus, rail and highway policy. The Board has 12 voting members, six alternate Board members, and one ex-officio member. All Board members are elected officials appointed to serve on the VTA Board by the councils of the cities or towns they represent.