Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)

San Jose, CA 95134


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3331 North First St.
San Jose, CA 95134

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Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is an independent special district that provides sustainable, accessible, community-focused transportation options that are innovative, environmentally responsible, and promote the vitality of our region. VTA is responsible for bus, light rail and paratransit operations; congestion management; specific highway improvement projects; countywide transportation planning and provides these services throughout the county including the cities of Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale. VTA continually builds partnerships to deliver transportation solutions that meet the evolving mobility needs of Santa Clara County.

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Santa Clara VTA breaks ground on Eastridge to BART Regional Connector project

June 10, 2024
The extension is part of Santa Clara VTA’s Orange Line and will add 2.4 miles of light rail from the existing Alum Rock Transit Center to the Eastridge Transit Center.
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Santa Clara VTA bus operator surpasses 4 million accident-free miles driven

May 17, 2024
Janell Rubbo has been driving for the agency for 14 years following a 35-year career as a school bus driver for the Franklin-McKinley Elementary School District in San Jose Calif...
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Funding for Santa Clara VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Extension FFGA included in federal budget

May 10, 2024
Santa Clara VTA will submit its formal request for funding through the FTA New Starts program later this summer and anticipates execution of a grant agreement by the end of 2024...
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Santa Clara VTA hosts event highlighting sustainability education for community youth

April 26, 2024
The Earth Day event included educational activities that engaged children in interactive games with lessons on preventing pollution from stormwater.
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Bay Area’s Regional Network Management Council recommends $18 million in BusAID program funding

The funding, which requires approval of the RNM Committee and MTC, will go towards eight near-term transit priority projects that are expected to be completed during the next ...

FTA recognizes three transit agencies as Champions of the Sustainable Transit for a Healthy Planet Climate Challenge

Santa Clara VTA, Maryland Transit Administration and RFTA were rewarded for their innovative efforts to reduce GHG emissions and increase resilience through forward-thinking policies...
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Santa Clara VTA awards East San Jose Light Rail Extension construction contract to MCM-Railworks JV

March 11, 2024
Once the light-rail extension is complete, riders will be able to board at the Eastridge Transit Center and connect directly with BART at the Milpitas Station.
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Santa Clara VTA unveils new paratransit vehicles

March 1, 2024
The new 14 new ProMaster 3500 paratransit vehicles will help improve transit efficiency and accessibility.
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Santa Clara VTA receives first two hybrid buses featuring Allison eGen Flex

Feb. 15, 2024
The Allison eGen Flex Hybrid System will offer Santa Clara VTA riders a quieter, cleaner and more efficient public transportation option.
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Safety & Security

Santa Clara VTA aims to stop harassment on transit

Feb. 9, 2024
Santa Clara VTA's ‘It Stops Here!’ campaign works to reduce the incidents of harassment on and off agency properties.

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TOD updates from MARTA and Santa Clara VTA

May 31, 2024
MARTA and Santa Clara VTA are working with developers to increase housing options near their respective transit systems.
Mobile Applications

Bay Area transit providers turn to Discord to keep riders informed

May 15, 2024
Participating Bay Area transit providers will utilize Discord to expand their alert system to provide information to the community.
Fire Protection

BART’s three pillars of fire safety get the gold: APTA awards BART the 2023 APTA Rail Safety Gold Award

Sept. 19, 2023
BART’s director of fire life safety department opens up about what BART’s Fire Life and Safety program is all about.
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Santa Clara VTA Chief of System and Security Aston Greene leads the tabletop exercise that brought Santa Clara VTA officials together with their federal and community partners to prepare for potential cyber threats.
Safety & Security

Santa Clara VTA holds first cybersecurity tabletop exercise

May 26, 2023
The exercise was held in coordination with TSA and was meant to build resilience against threats.
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Safety & Security

Transit spotlights fight against human trafficking in January

Jan. 17, 2023
Transit agencies are joining the global effort to bring awareness to the problem and ensure the industry supports efforts to combat modern slavery.
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Jim Lawson, chief of external affairs at Santa Clara VTA, speaks during a late afternoon press conference on Dec. 12. The authority released findings of an independent investigation assessing if there was anything the authority could have or should have done to prevent the May 26, 2021, mass shooting at Guadalupe Yard.
Safety & Security

Report: Santa Clara VTA had no knowledge or warning of mass shooting

Dec. 13, 2022
The suspect was described as unpleasant and unfriendly but had not made direct threats indicating there was a mass shooting being planned.
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Santa Clara VTA, eight shooting victims’ families reach agreement

The settlement calls for each family to receive compensation in addition to various support measures the authority previously agreement to provide and ends wrongful death lawsuits...
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A rendering of the planned single bore tunnel for the second phase of the BART extension.

Independent panel confirms BART Phase II single bore tunnel the right approach

The APTA-led independent peer review of the project validates Santa Clara VTA’s design that uses a single bore for the project was the right approach.
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An artistic rendering showing a cross section of the 28th Street/Little Portugal station to be built as part of the BART Silicon Valley Phase II.

Santa Clara VTA requesting second phase of BART extension become an FTA New Starts project

The switch into the New Starts program will allow the authority to seek a higher federal contribution.
City of Milpitas
Milpitas SMART was developed in partnership with RideCo and supported with a grant from Santa Clara VTA.
Shared Mobility

Milpitas SMART microtransit service begins

Sept. 16, 2022
The new on-demand service is designed to complement Milpitas BART and Santa Clara VTA services and improve mobility to communities underserved but dependent upon transit services...

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Mass Transit Mobile WiFi & the Public Sector: Successful Implementation by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

The successful implementation of mass transit mobile WiFi and its importance to the public sector.

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Santa Clara VTA's WIT group unites, empowers female frontline employees

Feb. 6, 2024
The Santa Clara VTA is working to foster diversity, equity and inclusion within the transit agency with the establishment of its WIT group.
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Santa Clara VTA joins Clipper START pilot program

Clipper START, which started as an 18-month pilot program in June 2020 and was extended through 2025 in July, will now move to an across-the-board 50 percent discount from the...
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Santa Clara VTA makes station changes to improve rider awareness of light-rail schedule

Nov. 27, 2023
Stations now have color coded floor decals to indicate the light-rail line, as well as the platform number and digital displays at the end-of-the-line stations show the corresponding...
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Santa Clara VTA purchases $76 million TBM for BART Silicon Valley Phase II Project

Nov. 7, 2023
The tunnel will contain five miles of train tracks in both directions and three station platforms to provide safe and efficient travel separated from congested roadways.

Santa Clara County and Monterey County celebrate return of MST’s Bus Line 59 after pandemic hiatus

Nov. 1, 2023
Santa Clara VTA and MST have partnered to reconnect the Santa Clara County and Monterey County communities with the restoration of the MST Bus Line 59.
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MTC to allocate $375 million to Phase II of Santa Clara VTA's BART Extension Project

Oct. 27, 2023
The Santa Clara VTA BART Extension Project began its venture in 2000 with approximately $1.2 billion to fund the first phase of the project.

APTA EXPO 2023 Women in Transit reception features VTA and RTA leadership

Santa Clara VTA General Manager and CEO Carolyn Gonot and New Orleans RTA CEO Lona Edwards Hankins spoke at the Women in Transit reception at the APTA Expo 2023.

Santa Clara VTA creates Ad Hoc BART Silicon Valley Phase II oversight committee

Oct. 23, 2023
The committee will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the project and will provide the VTA Board and the public with the scrutiny and information needed for confidence...
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Santa Clara VTA Board of Directors approves ground lease agreement with San Jose

Oct. 9, 2023
The five-year agreement for 7.2 acres of land at Cerone Bus Yard enables the construction of 200 units of emergency interim housing.