VTA Approves 3-Year Contract With Largest Union, 'Appreciation Pay' For EmployeesThe Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's Board of Directors has approved a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with its largest employee union.
VTA May Need Power of Eminent Domain for Downtown San Jose BART ProjectOfficials with the Valley Transit Authority say they may need to use the power of eminent domain to take over some parcels of land to build the BART to downtown San Jose project.
Man Charged With Threats At VTA Meeting Has Bail Set At $350,000; Ordered To Stay AwayA 69-year-old man charged with making criminal threats at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority committee meeting last week is being held on $350,000 bail, according to a VTA spokesperson.
27 New VTA Bus Drivers Graduate As Agency Looks To Bounce BackThe Valley Transportation Authority graduated its latest class of 27 bus operators Wednesday, as it makes steady progress towards returning to pre-pandemic service levels.
VTA To Award Contracts For BART Extension To Downtown San Jose, Santa ClaraThe Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is expected to issue its first two major contracts next summer for the construction of BART's extension into downtown San Jose and Santa Clara, BART officials said Thursday.
UPDATE: VTA Officials Hope to Partially Restore Light Rail Service by SundayOfficials with the Valley Transportation Authority in the South Bay on Tuesday said light rail operations could be partially restored in time to provide fans with rides to the 49ers-Raiders game at Levi's Stadium this Sunday.
VTA Trainee Arrested In San Jose After Threatening To 'Shoot Up the Place'Santa Clara County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Valley Transportation Authority trainee employee in San Jose Tuesday after witnesses said the man threatened gun violence against the transit agency for the second time in two weeks.
VTA Employee Who Witnessed Mass Shooting Dies By Apparent SuicideA Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority employee who witnessed the San Jose mass shooting at a light rail yard in May has died in an apparent suicide, authorities confirmed Tuesday.
Gun Control: San Jose City Council Set To Approve Mandatory Insurance, Annual Fees A Month After VTA ShootingThe San Jose City Council is expected to pass several gun control measures, including requirements to buy liability insurance and pay an annual fee to offset the costs of gun violence.
Legislators Push For $20 Million To Help Families of VTA Shooting Victims, Transit AgencyState and local leaders on Monday were discussing financial support that would be provided to victims' families, survivors and the VTA itself one month after the mass shooting at a San Jose railyard.
VTA Shooting: Additional Personnel Files On Gunman Reveal Missed Days At Work, InsubordinationFour weeks after a Valley Transportation Authority employee killed nine of his colleagues in the deadliest mass shooting in Bay Area history, the agency released more personnel files about the gunman.
San Jose Mandates Video Recording Of All Gun Purchases In Wake Of VTA ShootingIn the wake of a workplace mass shooting that claimed the lives of nine transit workers, San Jose officials have passed a new gun law that requires retailers to video record all firearm purchases.
VTA Shooting: Personnel Files Of Gunman Released; Colleague Feared He'd 'Go Postal'Valley Transportation Authority officials on Thursday released documents about the gunman who killed nine of his colleagues at the light rail yard in San Jose last month, including an account from a colleague who feared him.
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo Renews Calls For Mandatory Insurance, Annual Fees For Gun Owners Following VTA ShootingIn the wake of the VTA mass shooting, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has reintroduced his proposal for mandatory gun owners' insurance and an annual gun fee, in addition to other provisions.
UPDATE: Who Is Samuel Cassidy, Gunman In San Jose Mass Shooting At VTA Rail Yard?The man who shot and killed eight people at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light rail yard Wednesday was identified as Sam Cassidy, 57, a San Jose resident and VTA employee.