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Safety around Light Rail is Serious Business


Today’s incident involving a troubled individual is our opportunity to impress upon the fact that the high voltage light rail system is not a place to trespass or interfere with operations.

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Bike to Work Bike to Transit, May 12


Ever considered hopping on your bike for the morning commute? Think of the fresh air, sunshine and no traffic!

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May is National Bike Month, Stay Safe!


May is National Bike Month and whether you’re using this as an excuse to hop on two wheels for the first time, or you’re a regular bicyclist, the key to getting the most out of a ride is to stay safe.

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Next Network: Frequency and Ridership


Why does increasing frequency make sense as a strategy for increasing ridership instead of other options, like expanding service to new areas?

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The Early Years: County Transit Growing by Leaps and Bounds


Often it is said we must explore the past to understand the present, and to shape the future. In this four-part series, we will reflect on how Santa Clara County’s transportation network was created over the last 40 years.

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VTA Board of Directors Envision Silicon Valley Workshop Live Stream


Watch the live stream of VTA's April 22, 2016 Board of Directors workshop, which will focus on the Envision Silicon Valley program and a potential 2016 transportation sales tax measure.

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Learn about Potential Sales Tax Measure at Upcoming Meetings


Learn more about progress made toward developing an expenditure plan for a possible transportation sales tax on the November 2016 ballot at informational meetings VTA's Envision Silicon Valley ptogram will host throughout the county in May.

Try VTA Free on Earth Day


Ride Free on Friday, April 22. Pledge. Plan. Ride. Repeat. Make a commitment to ride VTA for all or part of your trip on Earth Day. Here's a simple 4-step plan to get you started.

VTA's Next Network Concepts


PART IV: This is part of a series of Headways Blog posts about VTA’s Next Network Project, which will redesign VTA’s bus transit network.

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Try the Improved Envision Silicon Valley Transportation Challenge


How would you invest $6 billion in transportation? VTA is considering a sales tax measure and would like to hear how you would balance the trade-offs we're considering.

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VTA Bike Plan Meetings Draw Lots of Ideas


Interested in seeing a safer way to bike through freeway interchanges? How about closing gaps in the trail network? Maybe you’d like to know if VTA will install bike stair channels on the stairs at light rail stations.

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Service Changes Go into Effect April 11, One Week After Caltrain Schedules Change


Beginning April 11, major service changes will take effect along 7 VTA bus routes. Many of these changes will coincide with schedule changes happening at Caltrain, which go into effect April 4.

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The Purpose of Public Transit


What is the primary purpose of public transit? The question is critical because different purposes take us in different directions in the way we design our transit network and how we measure whether our transit service is successful.

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Water Conservation Update


The turf replacement project outside VTA headquarters along North First Street is complete. We received a $32,000 rebate from the Santa Clara Valley Water District which covered about half the project cost!

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Changes Coming to Montague Expressway and South Milpitas Boulevard


VTA’s BART Silicon Valley Project is a catalyst for development around the Milpitas BART Station. A new project underway will help prepare for this new development, protect against potential flooding from the nearby creek and improve access for all modes.

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EventTIK is the Way to Go to Levi's


While Super Bowl 50 is over, the fun and excitement at Levi’s Stadium are just getting started for 2016. And VTA is the way to get there!

The Ridership Recipe - VTA's Next Network


One of the goals of Next Network is to increase transit ridership which will need to be achieved through improvements in productivity. How can we improve a route’s productivity and why do some transit routes experience higher productivity than others?

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VTA on Heightened Alert After Brussels Attacks


Passengers are encouraged to keep their eyes and ears open for any suspicious activity on public transit in Santa Clara County. If you see something, say someting.

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Countywide Bike Plan to be Updated


VTA is embarking on a series of public workshops to get input from bicyclists on what is working, what’s not working and what can be changed and how.

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VTA's Next Network Project


How can VTA make sure our transit service is best meeting the needs of travelers throughout Santa Clara County? That’s the question we are asking as we embark on an effort to redesign the entire county transit system, known as the Next Network Project.

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Thank Your Driver on March 18


See our post for ways you can join VTA in appreciating our hard-working bus and light rail operators on March 18, Transit Driver Appreciation Day!

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Take VTA to the Tech’s “Innovations in Health Care”


What could be healthier than taking transit (or walking or biking) to the Tech Museum of Innovation’s “Innovations in Health Care” exhibit? Get a VTA Class Pass and plan a visit!

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Community Meetings for Alum Rock/Santa Clara BRT Project being Rescheduled to Later Date


The community meetings planned for March 9 and March 10 to share construction plans and provide an update on VTA's Alum Rock/Santa Clara Bus Rapid Transit Project are being rescheduled. Check back here for updates on future meetings.

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It's Tax Season! These Alum Rock Tax Preparers Are Ready to Help


This is the busiest time of year for some businesses along East Santa Clara Street and Alum Rock Avenue. It’s tax season and this part of the city is home to more than a dozen tax preparation services.

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VTA Releases Preliminary Envision Silicon Valley Project Evaluation


VTA has released the preliminary results of the Envision Silicon Valley Project Evaluation, an analysis of submissions to our Call for Projects last year based on criteria and goals adopted by the VTA Board of Directors.

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