VTA’s Proposed Final 2019 New Transit Service Plan

VTA is developing a new transit service plan that will be implemented when BART service to Santa Clara County begins in fall 2019. In 2017, VTA adopted the Next Network Plan, which was a from-scratch redesign of the transit network that aimed to increase ridership and improve VTA’s cost-effectiveness by expanding the network of frequent routes.

A change in VTA’s financial outlook prompted revisions to the Next Network Plan in early 2019. VTA released a revised plan, called the 2019 New Transit Service Plan for public comment in January and February of 2019. In March, VTA staff considered over 1,500 public comments while developing the Final 2019 New Transit Service Plan. The Final 2019 New Transit Service Plan makes seven changes from the Draft Plan including expanding service in Almaden, retaining late night Route 22 service and restructuring the Express Bus service model.

The Final 2019 New Transit Service Plan will be reviewed by VTA’s Advisory and Standing Committees in April 2019 and VTA’s Board of Directors on May 2, 2019.

 

Proposed Changes to VTA Routes

Light Rail

All-day Bus Routes

Express and Limited Bus Routes

School Tripper Routes

 

2019 New Transit Service Plan Schedule

January and February Community engagement
March Analyze community input and develop Final 2019 New Transit Service Plan
April Present Final 2019 New Transit Service Plan to VTA Advisory and Standing Committees
May 2 Seek VTA Board adoption of Final 2019 New Transit Service Plan
May to November Implementation preparation
December Projected start of BART service to Santa Clara County