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Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

Artist's drawing of a VTA Bus Rapid Transit or BRT line in San Jose. (CBS)

San Jose Residents Upset Over Tree Cutting To Make Way For New Bus Line

A new bus rapid transit (BRT) line is supposed to be a major step forward for mass transit in the South Bay. But residents who live near the line are fuming, after dozens of trees were cut down.

10 hours ago

A view outside of  construction at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. (CBS)

Transit Planning Remains A Top Priority As Levi’s Stadium In Santa Clara Prepares To Open

Santa Clara County transit officials said they expect as many as 25-percent of fans that go to Levi’s Stadium for 49ers games and other events to take public transit.

04/09/2014

A man sleeps on the VTA 22 bus. (CBS)

Silicon Valley’s Homeless Turning To Public Transit For Shelter

Known as “Hotel 22″, the Valley Transportation Authority’s 22 bus operates 24 hours a day between the Eastridge Mall and Palo Alto, some of the most valuable real estate in the country. For many, a night spent circling the South Bay on the bus is the best option to keep out of danger.

12/03/2013

A pickup truck collided with a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Bus on Interstate 680 near Highway 237 on October 15, 2013. (CBS)

VTA Bus, Pickup Truck Crash On I-680, 5 Sent To Hospital

Four passengers in a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus and the driver of a truck were sent to hospitals after a crash on southbound Interstate Highway 680 in Milpitas Tuesday evening.

10/15/2013

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (www.vta.org)

VTA Maintenance Worker Dies In Accident At San Jose Bus Yard

A Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority maintenance employee has died after being struck by a bus at a San Jose facility.

03/29/2013

63-year-old Ray Halsell of Tracy (center) was last seen on May 10, 2012 leaving work at VTA in San Jose. (CBS)

Longtime Santa Clara VTA Employee From Tracy Goes Missing

A search is underway for a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority employee who vanished on his commute home from work on Thursday.

05/11/2012

Police say 23-year-old Merced Pacheco held a girl against her will on a light rail train in San Jose on May 1, 2012. (Santa Clara County Sheriff)

Man Accused Of Holding Girl Against Her Will On SJ Light-Rail Train

A fare inspector came to the aid of a female minor who told the transit official she was being held against her will on a light-rail vehicle in San Jose Tuesday, authorities said.

05/03/2012

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

South Bay Drivers May Opt To Pay Toll For HOT Lanes

Solo drivers passing through one of Milpitas’ most congested areas will now have the option of breezing through an express lane, but it will cost them.

03/06/2012

VTA hybrid bus

Santa Clara VTA To Debut Amenity-Filled Hybrid Buses

Starting Monday, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority will begin offering riders a different experience on new diesel-electric hybrid buses.

01/06/2012

BART station (CBS)

BART Extension Project Should Bring Jobs To South Bay

But, the hard-hit construction industry could soon be seeing some better times, following the awarding of more than $1 billion in contracts for the BART to San Jose project.

12/09/2011

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