BayRail General Meeting: VTA Light Rail analysis

Santa Clara County’s light rail system has over the years grown as a series of extensions. The Light Rail System Analysis conducted by VTA is designed to provide the first comprehensive evaluation of the infrastructure and operational flexibility of the existing light rail lines as a system, and an evaluation of operational impacts and user benefits to the system of the planned light rail (LRT) and BART extensions.

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This Week in Livable Streets Events

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How are cities preparing to deal with climate change? How is light rail working out for Santa Clara County? What does a bicycle ballet look like? These question and more answered in this week’s events. Here are the highlights. Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: How U.S. cities are preparing for climate change. The Center for Clean […]

SPUR Forum: The Future of VTA Light Rail

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From SPUR: Twenty-five years ago, the first modern transit system in the South Bay began service. Today, housing, jobs and destinations like Levi’s Stadium are growing along Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light rail lines. Come get a look under the hood of VTA’s strategy to modernize their light rail system to make it […]

Bay Area Transit Agencies Build on Parking Lots

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Last Thursday representatives from Caltrain, the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) presented [PDF] current plans for building housing and offices on top of station parking lots, at the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) in downtown San Jose. Rail station parking lots offer the ultimate in […]