There is good news from the Valley Transportation Authority in the South Bay: Last month, the agency's systemwide weekday ridership hit 47% of pre-pandemic levels – a marked increase over the 30% recovery rate this time last year.
Transforming the Curtner Station Park & Ride lot into a livable, walkable, shoppable community close to transit is the objective of one of VTA's latest transit-oriented development projects.
New social distancing protocol now in effect is allowing more riders on VTA buses, helping to cut down on the number of passengers being passed up, according to the agency.
The Valley Transportation Authority is continuing efforts to assist in enabling every eligible Santa Clara County resident to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and has established a permanent vaccine site set up at the Santa Teresa Light Rail Station in South San Jose.
VTA’s Berryessa Transit Center has been awarded the Envision Platinum Award by The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure in recognition of social and economic sustainability, providing employment opportunities and improving mobility options.
The Highway 101/De La Cruz Boulevard interchange in San Jose will get a makeover beginning this summer to make the area safer for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.
As the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) plans for service post-pandemic and beyond, the agency is looking at the future of light rail in the South Bay.
As VTA continues to focus efforts on increasing riders' level of comfort and trust in transit, the agency is asking for input to help VTA ensure it is providing the public with a quality transit experience during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The BART Silicon Valley 6-mile extension project into downtown San Jose and Santa Clara is seeking contractors and subcontractors to provide initial feedback.
Establishing a BART connection from the East Bay to Silicon Valley has long been a top regional priority for MTC.