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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

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VTA Proposes $17M Light Rail Extension From Campbell To Los Gatos

Valley Transit Authority (VTA) is proposing to extend their existing Mountain View to Winchester light rail line 1.6 miles from Campbell to Los Gatos at an estimated cost of $17 million.

11/22/2012

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

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Three Bay Area Transit Agencies Add Service

More riders, more service. That’s the equation Caltrain, Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority have all made, with commuters reaping the benefits beginning Monday.

10/01/2012

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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

A police officer walks by the covered body of a person hit by a car at a bus stop at California St. and Escuela Ave. in Mountain View, June 21, 2012. (CBS)

Man Standing At Mountain View Bus Stop Killed By Out-Of-Control Car

A person was struck and killed by an out-of-control car Thursday at a Valley Transportation Authority bus stop in Mountain View, authorities said.

06/21/2012

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

Missing San Jose VTA Worker Found Dead In Car Crash

CHP officers found the car belonging to 63-year-old Ray Halsell down an embankment near Interstate 580 and Corral Hollow Road. Halsell was inside the car and apparently died in the crash.

05/12/2012

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

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Bus Maintenance Yards Go Solar In San Jose

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority unveiled a newly installed solar parking canopy system at one of its three bus maintenance facilities Thursday.

02/03/2012

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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

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