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Alum Rock/Santa Clara Bus Rapid Transit

Rendering of Alum Rock/Santa Clara Bus Rapid Transit service at King Road station

About the Project​

The Alum Rock/Santa Clara Bus Rapid Transit Project will provide just over 7 miles of limited-stop rapid transit service from the Eastridge Transit Center to the Arena Station in downtown San Jose using Capitol Expressway, Alum Rock Avenue and Santa Clara Street. The Alum Rock/Santa Clara Project is the first of three lines, followed by the El Camino Real BRT and Stevens Creek BRT.

  • Special Vehicles – Hybrid, comfortable modern interiors, bike racks inside and outside the bus, and Wi-Fi on board.
  • Enhanced Stations – Attractive shelters with weather protection, live schedule displays, and passenger amenities
  • Bus Only Lane on Alum Rock – East of 34th street BRT vehicles will travel in a dedicated median bus-way, separated from traffic to improve travel time
  • Transit Signal Priority – Traffic signals stay green as the vehicle approaches the inter­section for faster travel time
  • Rapid Boarding – All-door boarding means faster stops
  • Fast, Frequent, Reliable – BRT lines will operate during the peak times with service every 10 minutes during peak commute time


Service would be provided at 11 new stations:

Arena 24th Story
Downtown San Jose King Ocala
City Hall Jackson Eastridge
17th Alum Rock  

Project Cost and Funding

The total cost for the Alum Rock/Santa Clara Bus Rapid Transit Project is $114 million. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) allocated $90 million from State Proposition 1B funds specifically for the BRT project. The remaining $24 million needed for the project will be funded through the 2000 Measure A Transit Improvements Program.

Project Schedule

VTA Board approves Environmental Impact Report December 11, 2008
Final Design Spring 2013
Construction 2014-Early 2017
Project Completion (Anticipated) Early 2017

Project Fact Sheet

Alum Rock/Santa Clara BRT Fact Sheet
Additional languages currently with translation vendor and will be posted shortly.

Contact Us

VTA Community Outreach
Phone: (408) 321-7575
TTY only: (408) 321-2330 

VTA Project Information Office

1592 Alum Rock Avenue
​San Jose, CA 95116
New office hours beginning week of 1/18/16: Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Field Office Phone: (408) 929-2990
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