Transportation

Transportation

Panel supports idea to drop San Jose parking requirements

San Jose wants to lower its greenhouse gas emissions and is looking at eliminating required parking spaces to get there. But the plan is already facing heated debate and concerns about land use and public transportation. Land use advocacy group Catalyze SV, the Mineta Transportation Institute and transportation and affordable housing advocacy organization TransForm sponsored...

Study: Privatizing San Jose airport could solve debt problem

San Jose could cash in upward of $2.47 billion by leasing its airport to a private investor or company, a new study suggests. The study, conducted by Los Angeles-based think tank Reason Foundation and published last week, projects that 31 cities with medium to large airports could generate as much as $131 billion through leasing. Cities could...

How San Jose wants you to ditch your car

San Jose has relied on a decades-old parking space policy that has contributed to gridlock and a car-centric culture: Three out of four commuter trips in San Jose are made by one person occupying a single car. City officials are looking for ways around that. The San Jose City Council held a meeting Friday to discuss cutting...

San Jose fare inspectors faced hostile work environment, VTA records show

Fare inspectors at VTA complained numerous times about management who contributed to a toxic work culture, including an alleged physical assault on one employee, according to new records obtained by San José Spotlight. In 2017, a VTA fare inspector filed a workplace violence report that accused a supervisor named Ronald Freeman of intentionally bumping into him...

San Jose union blames VTA after worker suicide

In the wake of the suicide of a worker who survived the mass shooting in May, VTA’s biggest employee union is laying blame at the feet of the agency. The transit agency confirmed Tuesday that Henry Gonzales, a veteran paint and body worker at VTA’s Guadalupe Light Rail Yard, died in an apparent suicide. He served...