A new video from the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) lays out the vision for transforming El Camino Real into a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor connecting the Palo Alto Transit Center and Downtown San Jose.
It's part of VTA's Valley Rapid project, a set of three BRT routes planned in Santa Clara County. The El Camino project will speed up the 522 bus line with transit-priority features as the Grand Boulevard Initiative revamps the corridor into a more walkable environment.
The project is expected to begin service in July 2016, the same year San Francisco's first BRT route is set to open on Van Ness Avenue.
Aaron was the editor of Streetsblog San Francisco from January 2012 until October 2015. He joined Streetsblog in 2010 after studying rhetoric and political communication at SF State University and spending a semester in Denmark.