Extending Excellent Bus Service to Silicon Valley's Largest Cities
Silicon Valley is world-renowned as a place of innovation, but not when it comes to public transportation. And if you want to walk or bike, streets are not always safe to do so.
The good news is that the Valley Transit Authority (VTA) has plans for over 30 miles of rapid transit improvements known as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). BRT could bring dramatically better service to bus riders at a fraction of the cost of rail projects, especially if it includes bus-only lanes, timed traffic lights, state-of-the-art buses, and rail-like stations.
Engaging Communities to Bring Great Bus Rapid Transit Projects to Life
In 2017, San Jose made history as home to the first BRT project in Northern California. Soon, a seven-mile stretch of enhanced bus service with modern stations and dedicated bus lanes will run along Capitol Expressway, Alum Rock Avenue, and Santa Clara Street. This BRT line provides a better mode of transportation for people traveling between East and Downtown San Jose. VTA is also introducing BRT-like service along other corridors in Santa Clara County;TransForm is organizing residents, transit riders, community members, and small businesses to advocate for the most connected, sustainable, and affordable option.
- Visit the Yes on Silicon Valley BRT website for more information about the diverse coalition of organizations supporting great transit in Santa Clara County
- Like our Friends of Silicon Valley Bus Rapid Transit Facebook page