Transportation

Transportation

Cupertino approves plan to end traffic deaths

There’s a car crash in Cupertino about every three days, city data shows. Officials and advocates are trying to change that. The Cupertino City Council unanimously passed the city’s Vision Zero plan earlier this month, joining a network of more than 60 cities in a national movement to end traffic-related fatalities and severe injuries. The...

Los Gatos struggles to solve beach traffic jam

It’s the most infamous time of year for Los Gatos residents — peak beach traffic season exacerbated by a scorching Fourth of July. The West Valley town is still trying to figure out how to calm traffic down. The Los Gatos Town Council unanimously decided not to place a 1/8-cent general sales tax on the November ballot...

San Jose BART expansion needs federal funding to finish the job

Construction workers broke ground on BART’s expansion in Santa Clara this week, and officials are banking on federal funding to help finish the job. Santa Clara County Supervisor and VTA Board Chair Cindy Chavez and other labor leaders urged the Federal Transportation Agency on Tuesday to approve VTA’s $6.2 billion funding request to support the...

Silicon Valley transit agency services off track, state audit shows

Santa Clara County’s main transportation agency needs to change how it is governed and improve its transparency with the people it serves, a recent audit reveals. The California State Auditor released an audit of VTA earlier this month, requesting the public transit agency improve its existing operations by taking measures such as strengthening planning and oversight of capital projects,...

San Jose officials question feasibility, cost of airport connector

A decision is near on whether to proceed with a futuristic transit system between San Jose’s airport and train station downtown, five years after officials started soliciting partners to build it. San Jose transportation officials told the city’s Transportation and Environmental Committee Monday they are still determining whether an autonomous transit connector of electric vehicles...