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.
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 […]
From Transform: Start: 05/16/2013 4:00 pm VTA’s Transit Planning & Operations Committee Location: VTA Administrative Offices 3331 N. 1st St. – Room B -104, San Jose, CA Served by VTA Routes: 58 and Light Rail VTA is taking steps to speed up light rail operations, be more responsive to travelers, and prepare for growth in […]
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 […]
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 […]
A Muni LRV crash at West Portal station last July. Flickr photo: 2Girls1Queen The Bay Area’s major transit agencies are reacting with caution to news that the Obama administration will propose a federal takeover of subway and light-rail system safety regulation. Though administration officials have not yet released the proposal, Muni and Santa Clara Valley […]
Agenda [PDF] Of note: 3. Hearing, directed to the Municipal Transportation Agency, in light of the current procurement process for new light rail vehicles, to report on the current state of the Breda light rail vehicle fleet, including reliability; ease of maintenance; ability to procure and receive replacement parts; problems with specific aspects of the […]