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VTA Light Rail Train (CBS)

VTA Solicits Public Opinion On South Bay Transit Needs

Public hearings will be held this week in the South Bay to get the public’s input on Silicon Valley’s transportation needs. The first one is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in San Jose.

01/03/2012

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

VTA Light Rail Train (CBS)

San Jose Light Rail Service Back To Normal After Deadly Pedestrian Crash

Light rail trains in San Jose were running on schedule Tuesday morning after a deadly crash in San Jose that shut down the light rail system overnight, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority officials said.

10/11/2011

VTA crews check the tracks at Children's Discovery Museum station in San Jose after a light-rail vehicle derailed near the station, September 15, 2011. (CBS)

VTA Light Rail Train Derails In San Jose

A light rail vehicle derailed early Thursday as it pulled out of the Children’s Discovery Museum station during its last run of the day, officials from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority said.

09/15/2011

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis steps off of a new Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority hybrid bus after touring the agency's hybrid technology training program on July 21, 2011 in San Jose. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

U.S. Labor Secretary Touts Green Jobs In Silicon Valley

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said Wednesday that Silicon Valley is a good example of how a clean energy revolution is helping put Americans back to work.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/21/2011

BART subway cars sit idle in train yard in Hayward, (AP)

BART Directors OK Plan To Finish Fremont Warm Springs Extension

Indicating that they know the way to San Jose, BART directors have unanimously approved a $299 million contract for the completion of the long-awaited Warm Springs extension in the southern part of Fremont.

CBS San Francisco–06/24/2011

(AP)

Bikes Race Car, Light Rail For Fastest San Jose Commute

There was an unusual race staged in downtown San Jose Tuesday as several bicycles went head-to-head with a car and public transit to see which had the faster commute.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/03/2011

Gilroy bank robbery suspect, surveillance

Gilroy Bank Robbery Cash Found On Morgan Hill VTA Bus

Gilroy police responded to reports of a bank robbery Monday morning, police officials said.

CBS San Francisco–03/15/2011

Traffic jam on a California highway (AP)

VTA Considers Pay Lane On South Bay Highway

The VTA, along with Caltrans, has proposed conversion of the existing carpool lanes on the Highway 237/880 interchange in Milpitas and San Jose to express lanes that would also be open to solo drivers who pay a toll for the privilege of driving in the lane.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/07/2011

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

VTA Considers Bolstering Express Service And Amenities

Santa Clara’s Valley Transit Authority (VTA) is hoping to increase ridership by 25 percent and is willing to buy 20 new buses for $90,000.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/05/2011

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