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VTA Train Kills Two More People

A Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light rail train travelling northeast towards downtown San Jose killed two people when it smashed into a car travelling north on Lincoln Avenue today at 12:33 pm. The Mercury News reported that witnesses said that “the car ran through the train tracks while the…

Sunnyvale Fine With Slow Lanes For Buses

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)’s scaled-back Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on El Camino Real project received mostly positive reviews at Sunnyvale’s City Council meeting on Tuesday December 19, the third in a series of city council meetings where VTA staff are presenting the new concept. VTA’s El Camino…

VTA Buses Are Free Today

Today, Saturday September 2 the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is offering free rides on all buses and light rail due to the extreme heat. “All VTA vehicles are air conditioned and are good places to seek shelter from the heat,” advised the agency yesterday afternoon on its website. “If you…

Lawsuit Blocks VTA Measure B

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is currently blocked by court order from distributing any funds generated by the agency’s 2016 Measure B half-cent sales tax. The new tax would spend more than twice as much on peak-hour highway traffic expansions than on bus, light rail, bicycling, and walking improvements combined.…