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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

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

The scene of a fatal stabbing in downtown San Jose on March 19, 2014. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Man Found Stabbed To Death In San Jose Street; VTA Service Disrupted

Investigators have determined a male found dead in San Jose’s downtown area Wednesday morning suffered from at least one stab wound, a police sergeant said.

03/19/2014

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's office is asking for help in identifying a suspect in a copper wire theft that occurred early Thursday morning at a San Jose VTA station. (Santa Clara Sheriff/VTA)

Sheriff Hoping Social Media Helps Catch VTA Copper Thieves

Copper thieves have struck once again in the Bay Area, this time ripping out copper wiring from a VTA light rail train station in San Jose, but this time authorities have taken to social media to try and catch the thief.

01/31/2014

VTA light rail

Friends, Family Hold Vigil For San Jose Teen Killed By VTA Train

Friends and family held a vigil on Saturday near the near the light-rail tracks in San Jose where 14-year-old Danika Tyler Garcia was killed on Saturday when she was struck by a train while riding her bicycle to school on Friday.

01/20/2014

VTA Light Rail Train (CBS)

Light Rail Train Fatally Strikes 14-Year-Old Girl In San Jose

A 14-year-old girl on a bicycle died after she was struck by a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light-rail train in San Jose Friday morning, according to the Santa Clara County sheriff’s office.

01/17/2014

Tourism Hit in Aftermath of Terror Attacks

Free Rides Mean Very Happy New Year: Your Guide To Getting Home

Happy New Year 2014! Now, how do you get home? Transit areas across the Bay Area are offering extended hours and even some free services to get you home safely after ringing in the new year Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

12/31/2013

VTA Light Rail Train (CBS)

Woman Killed By VTA Train In San Jose

A woman killed by a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light-rail vehicle in San Jose on Wednesday morning has been identified as Caprice Crawford, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office.

12/25/2013

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

VTA light rail

1 Arrested, 1 Hospitalized After Stabbing Near Sunnyvale Light Rail Station

A person was stabbed at a VTA light rail station in Sunnyvale Tuesday afternoon, authorities told KPIX 5.

11/26/2013

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