Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)

San Jose, CA 95134


About Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)


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.

Products and Press Releases

Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

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.
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Inflation raises cost of Santa Clara VTA BART to Silicon Valley Project by nearly $3 billion

Oct. 5, 2023
The cost of the project has risen from $9.3 billion to $12.2 billion; Santa Clara VTA is still able to fund the project but the project opening has been pushed back from 2033 ...
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Alt. Mobility

Santa Clara VTA implements Mobility Assistance Program

Sept. 12, 2023
The program’s goal is to provide reduced-cost and no-cost transportation options for seniors, individuals with disabilities and low-income people seeking to find and retain employment...
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Santa Clara VTA implementing Construction Outreach Management Program for BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project

Aug. 24, 2023
The goal of the COMP is to reduce construction-related impacts on the community to the extent possible while not impeding construction progress.

Articles & News

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.
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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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2022 40 Under 40: Nicole He

Aug. 23, 2022
Nicole He, Transportation Planner III, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
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Santa Clara VTA, ATU Local 265 ratify new labor agreement

The agreement includes a one-time bonus and guaranteed pay increases each year.

Videos & Resources

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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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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Santa Clara VTA contracts Vanner Inc. for more than 90 GILLIG electric hybrid buses

Aug. 16, 2023
GILLIG electric hybrid buses from Vanner Inc. are equipped with Vanner’s Increase Accessory Power 2™, enabling total accessory electrification; powering air conditioning, air ...
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MTC’s Programming and Allocations Committee approves $379 million in Regional Measure 3 toll funding for eight transportation projects across the Bay Area

The RM 3 toll dollars play a key role in completing the funding plans for three dozen Bay Area projects, which often also rely on local, state and federal funds.
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Santa Clara VTA supporting San Jose and Santa Clara small business communities

June 23, 2023
Santa Clara VTA plans to support business in the BART area in light of BART's current extension project.
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Kiewit Shea Traylor develops CTMP for VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project

May 24, 2023
The plan is specifically for early construction activities at VTA’s Newhall Yard property where the tunnel boring machine will be launched and the location of the future Santa...
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Santa Clara VTA will be repairing or replacing worn elements of the light-rail OCS.

Santa Clara VTA repairing and replacing worn elements of light-rail OCS

May 3, 2023
Segments of the light-rail lines will be closed for construction periodically from late May through late September.
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The Santa Clara VTA is continuing to invest in bus stop improvements through the Better Bus Stops Program.

Santa Clara VTA continuing bus stop improvements through Better Bus Stop Program

April 3, 2023
Construction is underway for 33 new shelters, 23 bike racks, 100 benches and sidewalk improvements.
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Santa Clara VTA planning for four new BART Stations as part of BART Extension Project

March 22, 2023
As part of the long-term planning, a method called “modeling” is utilized to ensure the finished product ultimately will meet the mobility goals, provide equitable and accessible...
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Santa Clara VTA receives authority to pursue federal funding for up to 50 percent of the cost of Phase II of the BART Silicon Valley Extension Project

Dec. 5, 2022
The funding could be as much as $4.6 billion for the alignment that will extend rail service from Berryessa/North San Jose through downtown San Jose into Santa Clara.
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Santa Clara VTA returns Overhead Line Worker Apprenticeship program after year hiatus

Dec. 2, 2022
The program has returned to carry on the work of VTA family members who lost their lives in the May 2021 mass shooting.