San José

Speeding Up Trains in Downtown San Jose

12:30 p.m. | Thursday, November 8, 2018

Photo by Sergio Ruiz for SPUR.

Because there’s so little separation between the pedestrian and transit environments in downtown San Jose, trains have to go slowly to avoid collisions. As a result, trains traveling through downtown have some of the slowest travel speeds of any light rail system in the country. But the VTA is preparing to launch a new pilot program to help improve the speed and safety of these routes. Come learn more about this ambitious project.

+ Doug Moody / San Jose Department of Transportation
+ Tamiko Percell / Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
+ David Tran / Office of Councilmember Raul Peralez


SPUR San Jose
76 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408.638.0083


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