How We Do It

VTA is committed to being a good neighbor. We are dedicated to ensuring that all voices are heard during the community visioning process. Creating Transit-Oriented Communities for all requires robust community engagement led in multiple languages and approaches to provide equitable access and opportunities for all. This leads to communities that reflect the diversity of ages, cultures, and abilities that live in them.

VTA’s Transit-Oriented Communities are created through the combined efforts of the community, stakeholders, developers, VTA staff and the Board of Directors. The VTA Board has a Transit-Oriented Development Policy, which guides the program and includes our Affordable Housing Policy and TOD Parking Policy.​

We understand it’s important to be transparent about how our decisions get made. Implementing Transit-Oriented Communities on VTA-owned sites involves a five-step process (see figure below). Projects on VTA sites follow the same planning process as any private development in its jurisdiction. Each project meets the applicable planning requirements and seeks to maximize sustainability. ​

VTA remains the long-term owner and steward of the land after a development is constructed and units are leased. VTA is invested in the success of the project sites and maintains its engagement with the community throughout the project lifecycle.

VTA is committed to being a good neighbor. We are dedicated to ensuring that all voices are heard during the community visioning process. Creating Transit-Oriented Communities for all requires robust community engagement led in multiple languages and approaches to provide equitable access and opportunities for all. This leads to communities that reflect the diversity of ages, cultures, and abilities that live in them.

VTA’s Transit-Oriented Communities are created through the combined efforts of the community, stakeholders, developers, VTA staff and the Board of Directors. The VTA Board has a Transit-Oriented Development Policy, which guides the program and includes our Affordable Housing Policy and TOD Parking Policy.​

We understand it’s important to be transparent about how our decisions get made. Implementing Transit-Oriented Communities on VTA-owned sites involves a five-step process (see figure below). Projects on VTA sites follow the same planning process as any private development in its jurisdiction. Each project meets the applicable planning requirements and seeks to maximize sustainability. ​

VTA remains the long-term owner and steward of the land after a development is constructed and units are leased. VTA is invested in the success of the project sites and maintains its engagement with the community throughout the project lifecycle.

development process infographic