Sustainability and the Environment


Sustainability is defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project is a model of sustainable infrastructure because it provides significant benefit to the people and communities that it serves, as well as to the environment that it affects.

Project Sustainability Charter

VTA values sustainability as part of its core mission. Building upon a legacy of sustainability efforts and actions, VTA commits to take a comprehensive sustainable approach to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the BSVII Project. The Sustainability Charter affirms the Project’s commitment to sustainability and use of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s (ISI) Envision™ standards and rating system. VTA was successful at achieving Envision Platinum for the Berryessa Transit Center as part of BART Silicon Valley Phase I.