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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.

04/15/2014

The type of VTA community bus which crashed into the front yard of a San Jose home. (Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority)

VTA Crash Sends Bus Into San Jose Home’s Front Yard

Four people suffered minor injuries Monday when a small VTA bus veered into a homeowner’s front yard in the Luna Park area of San Jose.

05/14/2013

An aerial view of the construction of the new San Francisco 49ers stadium in Santa Clara, February 5, 2013. (CBS)

VTA Offers To Co-Fund $56K Bike-Lane Study For Santa Clara 49ers Stadium

City officials in Santa Clara want fans at the new 49ers stadium to have as many ways to get to games a possible, including by bicycle.

05/07/2013

San Jose Police Car (CBS)

San Jose Police Credit Proactive Strategy For Curbing Cince De Mayo Violence

San Jose police are crediting a patrol strategy in East San Jose and downtown for a decline in arrests during Cince de Mayo festivities.

05/06/2013

VTA light rail

Silicon Valley’s VTA Expands Bus & Light Rail Service Without Increasing Fares

The new budget for Silicon Valley’s Valley Transportation Authority calls for fares to stay flat, while increasing bus and light rail service over the next two fiscal years.

04/19/2013

South Bay Commuters Run Into Extra Traffic As BART To Silicon Valley Construction Begins

Some South Bay commuters ran into some extra traffic in San Jose Monday morning due to the $2.3 billion BART to Silicon Valley construction project.

04/15/2013

VTA light rail

Santa Clara VTA To Offer Reduced Fares For Low-Income Customers

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has awarded the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority with $1.3 million for a two-year pilot program offering reduced fares for low-income customers.

02/05/2013

VTA light rail

San Jose’s $2B Light Rail System Among Least Efficient In Country

The $2 billion light-rail system built to serve San Jose and some surrounding cities in Silicon Valley is among the least efficient in the country and suffers from low ridership and high operating costs.

12/27/2012

A man was arrested after he refused to come off the top of a transit bus in San Jose on November 19, 2012. (CBS)

Man On Roof Of San Jose Bus Surrenders Following Standoff

Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies took a man into custody after a standoff Monday afternoon when the man refused to come down off of a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus.

11/19/2012

BART train (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART To San Jose Reaches Milestone As Demolition Begins

Construction on the future BART line to San Jose took a big step forward Thursday when crews began demolishing five vacant industrial buildings east of the Flea Market.

07/20/2012

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