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Once in a century opportunity: Creating Transit Oriented Communities

Transforming “Development” into “Community”: Transit Oriented Communities Draft Playbooks are Live

Curious about potential growth near each of the future BART Silicon Valley Phase II station areas? After almost two years of community engagement, station-area land use analysis and coordination with the cities of San Jose and Santa Clara, VTA is excited to release our Draft Transit Oriented Communities (TOCs) Strategy Study Playbooks. 

The Playbooks provide a well-defined roadmap for planning professionals and policy-makers to consider as they seek to enhance the growth, vitality and access near VTA's BART Phase II Station Areas.  Specific recommendations are made for the Santa Clara, Downtown and 28th Street/Alum Rock Station Areas.  Take a look and see what is possible near your neighborhood!  The Playbooks can be accessed via the project website https://www.vta.org/onceinacentury.
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The Playbooks will be available for review and comment until October 18, 2019.  Additionally, VTA has created a video to provide community members with an overview of what Transit Oriented Communities are and the benefits TOCs can provide to the BART Phase II station area neighborhood. View the TOCs Video.

We can’t do it alone!

Existing land use policies and funding mechanisms do not support the type of growth and vibrancy that a well-planned TOC can and should generate.  VTA’s BART Phase II Project provides a once-in-a-century opportunity to sustainably organize Santa Clara Valley's future growth around the future BART stations by creating vibrant Transit Oriented Communities – implementing the recommendations in each Playbook will ensure that we’re maximizing the potential of each station area. We ask the community to help support the vision of these future communities by sending feedback, recommendations and advocating for Cities to collaborate with VTA to update existing policy

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The Playbooks will be available for review and comment until October 18, 2019.  Additionally, VTA has created a video to provide community members with an overview of what Transit Oriented Communities are and the benefits TOCs can provide to the BART Phase II station area neighborhood. View the TOCs Video.

We can’t do it alone!

Existing land use policies and funding mechanisms do not support the type of growth and vibrancy that a well-planned TOC can and should generate.  VTA’s BART Phase II Project provides a once-in-a-century opportunity to sustainably organize Santa Clara Valley's future growth around the future BART stations by creating vibrant Transit Oriented Communities – implementing the recommendations in each Playbook will ensure that we’re maximizing the potential of each station area. We ask the community to help support the vision of these future communities by sending feedback, recommendations and advocating for Cities to collaborate with VTA to update existing policy.

Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino, FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams, VTA General Manager Nuria Fernandez, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, Mayor Sam Liccardo and Councilmember Lan Diep, August 28

VTA Receives First of Its Kind Federal Funding Allocation

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams announced the allocation of $125 million to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Phase II project. This is the first project to receive a funding allocation under FTA’s Expedited Project Delivery Pilot Program.

Administrator Williams made the announcement at the Berryessa Transit Center, one of two stations VTA built for the first phase of the BART Silicon Valley Extension. The Berryessa station and the BART Station in Milpitas are set to open for passenger service at the end of this year.


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VTA’s BART Phase II Board Workshop: Project Updates

On Friday, September 20th, VTA’s Board of Directors will receive an update on VTA’s BART Phase II Project, including the latest information on station area plans, schedule, and tunnel configuration.  The public is welcome to attend – or watch the meeting online either as it happens, or as their schedule permits. 

The meeting will take place at 9:00 a.m., at the VTA Auditorium, 3331 N. First St, San Jose CA.
Here’s a link to the agenda and presentation.

 
Have a question for us about Phase II? 
 Visit www.vta.org/bart or email us vtabart@vta.org
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