Extending Excellent Bus Service to Silicon Valley's Largest Cities
Silicon Valley is world-renowned as a place of innovation, but when it comes to public transportation, it is not world-class. 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) is proposing over 30 miles of rapid transit improvements known as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along the Alum Rock, El Camino, and Stevens Creek corridors. With bus-only lanes, timed traffic lights, state-of-the-art buses, and rail-like stations, BRT would bring dramatically better service to bus riders at a fraction of the cost of rail projects.
Engaging Communities to Bring Great Bus Rapid Transit Projects to Life
In March 2014, San Jose made history when the first BRT project in Northern California broke ground. 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 will provide fast, convenient, and reliable public transportation and safer streets for all people traveling between East and Downtown San Jose.
After years of engaging communities along the Alum Rock corridor, TransForm is now working with our partners and communities to bring great BRT to El Camino Real. We're organizing and advocating with residents, transit riders, community members, and small business owners to ensure that city and agency leaders plan a BRT system that creates a connected, thriving corridor with safe and efficient options for all people to get around.
- Read about the El Camino Corridor Bus Rapid Transit project on our blog
- Send an email to your elected officials supporting BRT
- Visit the Yes on Silicon Valley BRT website for more information about the diverse coalition of organizations supporting great transit on El Camino Real
- Like our Friends of Silicon Valley Bus Rapid Transit Facebook page
- Find out about BRT projects along Stevens Creek Boulevard